#1
I know my basic scales
major, minor, harmonic minor, and pentatonic
and the modes withen them

I wanna play very technical progressive metal
bands like protest the hero, the human abstract, and even as blood runs black

these kinda bands seem to stick to scale formats that seem somewhat made up.

mea culpa by the human abstract fits into the bebop scale

what are some different scales you guys play that seem useful
#3
whole half scale
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I know my basic scales
major, minor, harmonic minor, and pentatonic
and the modes withen them

I wanna play very technical progressive metal
bands like protest the hero, the human abstract, and even as blood runs black

these kinda bands seem to stick to scale formats that seem somewhat made up.

mea culpa by the human abstract fits into the bebop scale

what are some different scales you guys play that seem useful
While my knowledge of scales are limited, I've heard that Hungarian scales are fun to play around with.
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#6
Mea Culpa is mainly the Major scale once the sweeps start. The Human Abstract, PTH, ABRB? They're all in the minor scale with some accidentals.

If you want a good answer? All of them. Don't leave a single one out.

Or just the Chromatic. You could make every song you want (barring microtonal things) by manipulating it and taking certain notes out. The Major scale is probably more important. Minor is great. All the diminished ones. Whole-tone. Pentatonics.

That's really all the ones you need.
#7
The problem probably is that you don't know how to use and apply the scales that you do know to songs. That's why they sound like "scales" and you can't use them in genres that you want to play.
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#8
well, I've been practicing my soloing since I learned pentatonic with my guitar teacher
I feel like I have decent skills when it comes to improvising

it's just that I notice that some scales have different feels to them

my relative pitch and knowledge of intervals has been getting better lately

I just want more help and scale suggestions so I have a better feel for the relations