#1
i was just wondering what scales would be best suited for soloing in the style of mayer, srv, and hendrix.

thanks for any advice
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#2
Major and Minor Pentatonics are a must

then Dorian and mixolydian modes i guess
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#4
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And blues scale


ha and i forget the most obvious one
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#6
isn't the diffrence between a Pentatonic minor and Blues scale only by one diffrence? And im pretty sure they used those two scales.
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#7
blues, major and minor pentatonic are the foundation. and yes they are all basically the same with very minor changes. having said that learning the other scales can't hurt at all. hendrix explored a great deal withhis playing and you can hear other scales being used (whether he really knew the theory or not is debateable).
#9
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isn't the diffrence between a Pentatonic minor and Blues scale only by one diffrence? And im pretty sure they used those two scales.


yeah, an extra flattened fifth in the blues i believe.
#10
You can always throw in chord tones as well to be a little varied in your playing.

Listen to SRV stuff, not everything is pentatonic. Although much of it is you can here chord tones in songs like Empty Arms. (Link)
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#11
thanks for the response guys. the major pentatonic is what ive formed the foundation of my playing on since i started playing. unfortunatly i havent really learned any other scales thoroughly. however i have really improved in finding the right notes when i improvise without even thinking about scales. any advice besides the obvious practicing for learning and really incorporating different scales into my playing?

basically im trying to get to the level of soloing in the style of JM. in my opinion he's the best out there for this style of music right now
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yes, pointing it at your head will send the sound towards your head.


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#12
Well IMO the major pentatonic is harder to play so it shouldn't be that hard to learn minor pentatonic for you. Sorry I can't think of any other advice other than whats been mentioned......