#1
Hey guys
I've been playing "Bat Country" by Avenged Sevenfold, and I noticed that it fits D minor, and the D natural minor scale, except that it has Ab the flat fifth (tritone right?). Would this be considered mixing the blues scale with natural minor, or something else?
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#3
In the case its not blues only because of the diminished fifth....

It's just the tritone... You could develop something like a bluesy minor harmonic but
it wont sound like of these...

There also a scale like e: 0-1-4-5-7-8-11-12
that often appears in mafia like songs...I guess...

but thats not the case hear....

Now that I hear it...its a rocking intro... so the reason for the tritone is reasonable...
by 2:54 it starts a malmsteen neoclassical solo.....
thats it....
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#4
That's a perfectly reasonable way to describe it. To be honest, most rock/shred soloing combines blues-rock licks with more exotic stuff, you'll see that kind of thing a lot.