I have always wondered about the best way to mix scales during a slide guitar part. For example, if someone is playing an open note drone, and I am sliding around in that key, mixing the major and minor scales. I know certain intervals such as the 7th of the major can be dropped a half step to give the scale a suspended property. I am wondering if there are other cool tricks like this to turn include more suspended notes/patterns.

Related Question:
How important is density in slide playing? I often prefer to leave space in the music and make big, sweeping movements with the slide. Should a slide guitar part be dense and busy or breathable and honest?

I know most of you are going to spout some crap like "It depends on the song/part" or "You should use a mixture of both"

But I am looking for an actual answer to this question- all others bite your tongue.


Well this post just made you look like a moron.. I probably would have given you a real answer if you hadn't written that last part
So how am I supposed to take anything you say seriously,
when you've swapped free will for faith, hope and pre-destiny?