#1
Does anybody know what scales Buckethead plays because they all sound really weird to me or maybe my ear isnt trained enough?
#3
He is using scales, but playing them with so many chromatic notes that it's basically chromatic.
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#4
thank you i have another question though. Does anyone have a technique on memorizing scales or how they practice learning new ones?
#5
Quote by Nottachance
thank you i have another question though. Does anyone have a technique on memorizing scales or how they practice learning new ones?


For memorizing, you just have to work at it. For access to a bunch of new scales:

Take a Tonic (1) then add the perfect fourth (4) and fifth (5). Pick any two notes between the 1 and 4, then take any two notes between the 5 and 8 (1). You can make a bunch of solid combinations this way. Play them, harmonize them, see how each note pulls to another... .

For example, I start with 1, 4 and 5. Now...b2, 3, b6 and 7. So: 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 7. This is called the double harmonic scale (but you don't have to know that.) It's got leading tones from 7 and b2 that pull towards 1. Also, a strong pull from 4 to 3 and b6 to 5.

Honestly, the best application of these different scales is to compliment the major or minor, rather than taking the whole scale by itself.
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#6
Quote by Nottachance
thank you i have another question though. Does anyone have a technique on memorizing scales or how they practice learning new ones?


The vast majority of the time a song will just use the major or minor scale. If it deviates, it's only a small change from the major or minor scale.
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