#1
I got a riff based off the C Aeolian Scale, and I was wondering what scale other than C Aeolian could I use to solo over the riff.
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#2
I'm gonna be picky here and say that aeolian is a mode not a scale. Although that's really just a technicality. The riff is written in C minor. What is the riff? If we can see the riff we'll be able to tell you what scales would work over it by looking at the notes you've used.
#4
Could you post the riff?

It'll be much easier to determine which notes you are and aren't using and therefore whether it is specifically aeolian, or just minor.
#5
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------3-----------------------------------------|
A|--------5-3-1--6-5-3--------5----0--3-5-0-6----------------------------
D|--0-0-------------------0-0----------------------------------------------------|
. . . . . .
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Aerosmith x2
A Life Once Lost
Motley Crue
Pearl Jam
My Morning Jacket
Buckcherry
Velvet Revolver x3
Godsmack
Alice In Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Iron Maiden
Red hot Chili Peppers
Lamb of God
Killswitch Engage
#7
ahh i jus noticed tht so what would work over the D phygrian?
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Aerosmith x2
A Life Once Lost
Motley Crue
Pearl Jam
My Morning Jacket
Buckcherry
Velvet Revolver x3
Godsmack
Alice In Chains
Stone Temple Pilots
Iron Maiden
Red hot Chili Peppers
Lamb of God
Killswitch Engage
#8
The notes you are using are
DD D C Bb Eb D C D D D F A C D A Eb

Cm = C D Eb F G Ab Bb
Your notes = C D Eb F G A Bb = C Dorian

Also it looks more like it's revolving around a D rather than C

so I wouldn't call it C anything say it's more D Phrygian

D Phrygian = D Eb F G A Bb C (1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7)

The relative minor of D Phrygian is G minor relative major is Bb major. - of course playing either of these would just be D Phrygian I just mention it so you can find the shapes easier.

Best of Luck

EDIT - too slow someone beat me to it
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Last edited by 20Tigers at Mar 7, 2009,
#9
D phrygian. It could also be just in D minor, Its hard to tell without seeing the whole song. I'm gonna guess its most likely just minor, so I would try D minor for now.