#1
I personally prefair the pentatonic, even though I know a plenthora of modes, major, minor.

What about you people?
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#2
Same for me, regardless of it being a mainly blues scale you can play metal with t aswell...
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#3
Pentatonic, because I am too lazy to learn modes at them moment. I've only been play for 8 months, so I have time.
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#4
aeolian,lydian and phrygian, i know all the modes but i keep on using them 3 `cos i`m attracted to their tonality, started using dorian alot more aswell.....i`m a guitar teacher with 22 years playing so i`m really using all the modes regularly just those above i use for the most part in my own compositions
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#5
Lol, 8 months is still early, take it easy Dorian is also pretty nice, playing it right feels slightly like David Gilmour.
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#6
Pentatonic, I think it would be probably 90% of peoples because normally it's the first scale guitarists learn.
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#7
Pentatonic, mostly Em pentatonic first shape, to be exact.
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#8
ive been using the g major non- stop cause it sounds kinda half blues half rock to me
#9
Pentatonic is pretty popular then :p
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#11
Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Aeolian, minor pentatonic, blues.
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#12
Natural minor or major, and I usually add my own chromatics depending on the situation to tip the tonal scale, so to speak. I hate the sound of minor pentatonic, too restrictive.
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#13
Blues, Ionian, Minor Pentatonic. I plan on using the modes more often, though. I like-a me some lydian.
#15
A lot of minor for rhythm and mostly pentatonic for leads because I'm SO original :-P. I use minor and hungarian minor (just a minor with a sharp 4th) in solos. I like to occasionally use the Klezmer scale in some rhythm playing, which is just a minor scale or a harmonic minor scale with a flat 2nd. It gets a really really good sound for me
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#17
Pentatonics with accidentals I guess - my fingers gravitate to playing pentatonically, and I fill in the gaps to suit the chord progression.
#18
Depends on the chords, but the major scale and modes covers it all pretty much.Jazz melodic minor has the best of major and minor worlds though, and I've been writing that scale into the latest song I'm working on.
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#22
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I'd like to point out that modes are not scales.

They might as well be, they have at least one different interval than their parent scale and can be used the same way as any other scale.
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#23
Lol, if i could pull off the pentatonic...
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#24
C Major scale. Yeah, I can't break out from the shape, unfortunately. Makes my solos sound sterile and generic as hell.
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#25
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They might as well be, they have at least one different interval than their parent scale and can be used the same way as any other scale.


Modes are used in modal settings. That's it.
#26
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Modes are used in modal settings. That's it.

what exactly are modal settings?
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#27
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Pentatonics with accidentals I guess - my fingers gravitate to playing pentatonically, and I fill in the gaps to suit the chord progression.


This. After only 2 1/2 years of playing, it's definitely the most natural thing to do... any other scales I use are used compositionally--not improvised.
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#28
Modes are allowed, I like the Dorian the most because it's just like the major and minor pentatonic mixed together Which suits my Hendrix rythm fills.
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#29
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major/minor with accidentals. suits every situation i've ever come across.


Basically this.
#30
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Those are my favorites too. I personally prefer whole tone though. Along with some diminished.
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#31
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what exactly are modal settings?


Modes are highly unstable. To truly use modes, you (in most cases, unless you're a very experienced composer in tonal music and have a VERY sound understanding of modal music) need to use either a drone tone, chord vamp (the more chords the harder it will be), or a droning chord.

What most people refer to as using modes isn't using modes per se. Its using the defining notes from modes as accidentals in songs with major/minor tonics.

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#32
Phrygian for me, as well as harmonic minor and pentatonic.
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