#1
Does anybody know of any "folk metal scales" that can be used to get that folk metal sound? Preferably in tab form because I am a bit of a theory newb
Cheers
#2
Minor and Major. Play around with them. In folk metal not the scales are important, but the rhythm : usually progressive (3/4, sometimes 7/8), and the accentuation of certain notes, combined with synths.
#3
Yeahh just minor and major should do
but adding the odd #7th from the harmonic minor scale or even #1st gives it a medieval feel
#4
Quote by Rock'n'Roller
Yeahh just minor and major should do
but adding the odd natural 7th from the harmonic minor scale or even b2nd gives it a medieval feel


Fixed.

TS, as said, rhythm and orchestration play a bigger part than note choice, but saying that; major, minor and mixolydian are the most common.
#5
Quote by Rock'n'Roller
Yeahh just minor and major should do
but adding the odd #7th from the harmonic minor scale or even #1st gives it a medieval feel


Thanks alot guys As I'm not really proficient in theory what do #7ths and '1sts refer to, is it the note order?
#6
It's the degrees relative to the major scale.

in C major, C is the first degree, D is the second, E third etc. A b2 would be the second degree flattened by one step, a #5 would be the fifth degree raised by one step and so on.