#1
What scales are most commonly used in Hardcore/Metalcore and Djent. Not here to troll or anything, and don't flame me by saying downtuning my guitar is gay or my music sucks. I originally listened to Maiden and all the classic metal, along with people like Jason Becker and Marty Friedman, I'm just getting into newer music lately and I want to start writing some stuff, but I don't know where to start with this new music. Thanks for any tips! Cheers!
Last edited by BlueFuzion101 at Aug 24, 2011,
#2
Major scale
Natural Minor
Harmonic Minor
Melodic Minor
Major Pentatonic
Minor Pentatonic

All with accidentals.
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#3
Quote by rockingamer2
Major scale
Natural Minor
Harmonic Minor
Melodic Minor
Major Pentatonic
Minor Pentatonic

All with accidentals.


Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what's an accidental?
#5
Quote by BlueFuzion101
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what's an accidental?

It's just a sharp or flat. And they won't necessarily always have accidentals.
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#6
Quote by UnmagicMushroom

Seriously, a sharp (#) or flat (b) note in music is an accidental.

Not quite. An accidental is a note that is not in the scale.
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#7
Quote by rockingamer2
Not quite. An accidental is a note that is not in the scale.


ah, yes. I was thinking literally in terms of sheet music - seeing a sharp or flat note, but what you said is actually much better.

#8
I'd say listen to rockingamer2's suggestion. But I would also say after learning the ins and outs of the major and minor completely, learn the half-whole and whole-half diminished scales.

(though they're probably more useful for making metal kinds of sounds rather than djent or metalcore)
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#9
Quote by UnmagicMushroom
ah, yes. I was thinking literally in terms of sheet music - seeing a sharp or flat note, but what you said is actually much better.



Well, you weren't totally wrong: a note that is sharp or flat for the key would be an accidental.
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#10
Quote by soviet_ska
Well, you weren't totally wrong: a note that is sharp or flat for the key would be an accidental.


I know, but it may have been misleading to Mr. Fuzion in the context of his original question - but can either/or/both depending on what the context of the music is etc.
#11
Quote by rockingamer2
Major scale
Natural Minor
Harmonic Minor
Melodic Minor
Major Pentatonic
Minor Pentatonic

All with accidentals.


^ basically every scale you'll ever need. For prog/djent, learn some prog/djent and figure out what they're doing. Scales don't separate genres, especially when it comes to music based on being technically progressive and new.
modes are a social construct
#12
Quote by soviet_ska
Well, you weren't totally wrong: a note that is sharp or flat for the key would be an accidental.


Sharps and flats in a key signature aren't accidentals.

The note F# in C# minor isn't an accidental, F natural is though.
#13
Quote by griffRG7321
Sharps and flats in a key signature aren't accidentals.

The note F# in C# minor isn't an accidental, F natural is though.


He means to say that, in relation to the F#, the F natural is a flattened tone, if you want to get into weird semantics. Sharps and flats in relation to the key signature (like a b5 in c major) are what were the original intention, but it was a pretty confusing way to put it.
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#14
Quote by Hail
He means to say that, in relation to the F#, the F natural is a flattened tone, if you want to get into weird semantics. Sharps and flats in relation to the key signature (like a b5 in c major) are what were the original intention, but it was a pretty confusing way to put it.


Yes, this is what I meant.
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#15
UnMagicMushroom., that was the greatest thing ever said to describe the musicality of this kind of music. No offense to the OP.