#5
The easiest scale to use without thinking is the Em pentatonic. If you want to get into why that is the case, we will delve into quite a bit of theory.

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#6
E major, E Minor (Pentatonic), others but i cant think of any right now
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#7
E minor pentatonic would definitely be your best choice. Just be careful with it because it's not a "perfect match".
#8
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E major
The E natural major scale is perhaps the worst option available. The major sixth and seventh don't make sense over this progression.

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E minor pentatonic would definitely be your best choice. Just be careful with it because it's not a "perfect match".
Its match is much the same as its match with an E blues progression. No, the notes don't align perfectly, but that dissonance typically sounds good; not every note from the major scale sounds good over every chord in a I IV V progression, so the idea of just taking the scale and going wild without thinking isn't so practical.
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so the idea of just taking the scale and going wild without thinking isn't so practical.


That's what I assumed he wanted to do with it
#11
Are you playing them just as power chords? If you are, I think the chord progression is leaning towards E harmonic minor scale.

If you are playing open major chords, it still works, I'd personally pre-write a solo incorporating the E major scale over the E major chord, the E mixoloydian over the D major chord and use the E minor/harmonic minor/minor penatonic over the C and B major chords.

However that's just how I'd approach it. Find your own voice.
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