#1
im just wondering how to figure out what scales to use over chord progressions?
i have no idea about music theory and just want to know if there is a way to go about it deciding what to use in certain situations..

any help would be good
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IBANEZ
#2
you need to know what key a song is in,

and then play for example Minor Pentatonic [Key] over that


Edit:

Chords: E, A, B7 (dont blame me :P )

Key is in E, most likely to be Blues, so you'd play the Blues scale in E over those chords
#3
There is. In fact there are several ways. But to understand them you need to learn some music theory. Check out the Music Theory FAQ.
#4
Quote by zhilla
There is. In fact there are several ways. But to understand them you need to learn some music theory. Check out the Music Theory FAQ.



Zhila is rightttt.

TS, You get a better overview, if you learn in "chunks".

Theoretically, you can use any notes, but it's best to isolate every type of scale to use, and you will get a far clearer view;

I suggest Starting with major and minor scale first.

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#5
ok i know some music theory, just not heaps..
does it have something to do with the notes in the chords?
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IBANEZ
#6
It has to do with the notes in the chords, the type of chords and their relationship to each other. Learn the major scale in terms of notes and intervals, and how its related to the minor scale, then learn how to harmonise it by stacking 3rds and this stuff will start to make sense.