#1
Iv started improvising a lot of solos, just playing around with different scales and what not and i can generally do nice little slow melodic solo's but when it comes to throwing in a fast part i cant make it fit...are there any tips on how to incorporate both into a solo, iv tried usin symmetrical shapes and passing note etc but its gettin a pain in the backside...and does any one have any ideas on how to incorporate a nice little shred part.

i play a lot of metal and my main influences are pantera, black label society and damagplan.

if someone could also suggest a daunting scary sounding scale as well, i like minor scales but i want to go more solemn, more spooky
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#2
your problem isn't really about scales its about phrasing. effective solos are tough to do and it's about hitting the perfect note(s) at the right time. it takes time and patience to learn how to make a solo flow. just keep at it and do't try to do to much at once. i've been playig for 30 years and still haven't mastered it so don't feel bad (i have a few songs in my profile is you want to check out my solos)
#3
It's all about phrasing and feel which are both really hard to get good at. I can't recommend an exact way to get better at this but playing with people as much as possible is probably a really good way to go. As far as solemn and spooky scales try melodic minor, and harmonic minor, and maybe work on throwing in chromaticism in a way to get a solemn effect as well.
#4
what are these scales like meloxydian and stuff like that...iv heard and read scaled like that but dont really know hwat they are
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#5
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what are these scales like meloxydian and stuff like that...iv heard and read scaled like that but dont really know hwat they are


that's mixolydian, anyways get your self a book with all the various scale patterns in them. start with the easy ones like the pentatonic and build from there. don't bite off more than you can chew. if you can't make a decent solo from a pentatonic scale then the more comples ones are just going to casue more confusion.
#6
thanks, iv got a scales book dug it out today...had never really looked at it....go figure its the one thing i need :P
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