#1
Other than:
Minor
Melodic Minor
Harmonic Minor
Pentatonic

What scales would you expect to find in melodic metal?
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Last edited by LeperAffinity at Jan 18, 2009,
#3
Well, in power metal, major scale, and in metal leaning towards folk music (without neccesarily being folk metal), I hear dorian from time to time.
#4
I guess melodic minor could be one, but most bands wont stray away from phrygian, phrygian dominant, minor and harmonic minor.
#5
It's actually the amount of choice that makes it hard. When you've got so many places to go, how do you pick the best one?
Scales are my answer.

Edit: that was in response to Nilp
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B.C. Rich NT Jr. V (With Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout in bridge)
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DR strings
Planet Waves Cables
Last edited by LeperAffinity at Jan 18, 2009,
#6
Quote by LeperAffinity
It's actually the amount of choice that makes it hard. When you've got so many places to go, how do you pick the best one?
Scales are my answer.

Edit: that was in response to Nilp


sure, but if you know what the next note hould sound like, just try 12 times and you've got it.
#7
@nilp

And using a scale/knowledge of different scales to make the process quicker and easier is bad because... ?


EDIT: not saying you said it was, but you definitely gave the impression.
#8
Major and minor scales.

It's not about the scale, it's about how you use it. Are you phrasing it right? Is the accompaniment right? Is your tone right?
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#9
Quote by Nilpferdkoenig
sure, but if you know what the next note hould sound like, just try 12 times and you've got it.

But what if you don't know what any of the notes sound like?
And what about notes in different octaves, e.g. 7th fret on the A string and 9th fret on the G string are the same note but don't sound the same.. Try playing a riff you know and playing one of the notes in a different octave, sounds different. You can't just muddle through 12 notes and hope to find something... Well you could but it probably wouldn't work too well.
Gear List:
B.C. Rich NT Jr. V (With Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout in bridge)
Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff
Marshall MG15DFX
Jazz III picks
DR strings
Planet Waves Cables