#1
Ok so I'm an uneducated ignoramus that only knows very basic theory. I know how to play scales well and I know what sounds right, but I would like some clarification on what I'm actually playing !

My questions will be structured with the E pentatonic on in the mode on the 12th fret.

E|------------------------------------------12--15--
B|----------------------------------12--15----------
G|--------------------------12--14------------------
D|------------------12--14--------------------------
A|----------12--14----------------------------------
E|--12--15------------------------------------------

Pretty basic.

1. Now I'll add some more notes at the end.

E|--------------------------------------------------12--14--15---
B|--------------------------------------12--13--15---------------
G|--------------------------11--12--14---------------------------
D|------------------12--14------------------------------------------------
A|----------12--14--------------------------------------------------------
E|--12--15----------------------------------------------------------------

Depending on the context that I play it that can sound major too.

2. What about this note substituting C with a C# on the B string? That still sounds okay?

E|--------------------------------------------------12--14--15-----------
B|---------------------------------------12--14--15--------------
G|--------------------------11--12--14-----------------------------------
D|------------------12--14------------------------------------------------
A|----------12--14--------------------------------------------------------
E|--12--15----------------------------------------------------------------

3. What about substituting the G's with G#'s??

E|------------------------------------------12--16---
B|----------------------------------12--15-----------
G|--------------------------13--14-------------------
D|------------------12--14---------------------------
A|------11--12--14----------------------------------
E|--12------------------------------------------------

I'm very curious about that one.


Thanks!
Last edited by kashmir0109 at Jan 2, 2012,
#4
Quote by kashmir0109
Ok so I'm an uneducated ignoramus that only knows very basic theory. I know how to play scales well and I know what sounds right, but I would like some clarification on what I'm actually playing !

My questions will be structured with the E pentatonic on in the mode on the 12th fret.

E|------------------------------------------12--15--
B|----------------------------------12--15----------
G|--------------------------12--14------------------
D|------------------12--14--------------------------
A|----------12--14----------------------------------
E|--12--15------------------------------------------

Pretty basic.

1. Now I'll add some more notes at the end. That is E natural minor, due to the added notes.
E|--------------------------------------------------12--14--15---
B|--------------------------------------12--13--15---------------
G|--------------------------11--12--14---------------------------
D|------------------12--14------------------------------------------------
A|----------12--14--------------------------------------------------------
E|--12--15----------------------------------------------------------------

Depending on the context that I play it that can sound major too.

2. What about this note substituting C with a C# on the B string? That still sounds okay?

E|--------------------------------------------------12--14--15-----------
B|---------------------------------------12--14--15--------------
G|--------------------------11--12--14-----------------------------------
D|------------------12--14------------------------------------------------
A|----------12--14--------------------------------------------------------
E|--12--15----------------------------------------------------------------

If that was a lick, that would be the E Dorian mode [E minor with a major sixth].

3. What about substituting the G's with G#'s??

E|------------------------------------------12--16---
B|----------------------------------12--15-----------
G|--------------------------13--14-------------------
D|------------------12--14---------------------------
A|------11--12--14----------------------------------
E|--12------------------------------------------------


I'm very curious about that one.

If that had a C#, that would be the E mixolydian mode.

Thanks!


In the text.
Woffelz

Twitter
Youtube
Tumblr

Ibanez RG2550Z/SRX430
Alesis Core 1
BIAS FX


I'm a student. I've got no time or space for an amp!
#5
Quote by kashmir0109
Only one of them showed up

And which one would that be I wonder?

Your second fingering will sound major, yes. Try playing it over chords G major and C major. The latter will sound dreeeamy.

The 3rd one is the E Dorian scale.

The fourth one is a cross between a scale and arpeggio.

Not expecting you to fathom any of that tbh.
#7
Quote by mdc
And which one would that be I wonder?

Your second fingering will sound major, yes. Try playing it over chords G major and C major. The latter will sound dreeeamy.

The 3rd one is the E Dorian scale.

The fourth one is a cross between a scale and arpeggio.

Not expecting you to fathom any of that tbh.



I can fathom it! Thanks to you too
#8
Quote by kashmir0109
I can fathom it! Thanks to you too

OK bro. No worries there then. As long as you understand the answer to your question about the scale being able to sound major.
#9
Quote by mdc
OK bro. No worries there then. As long as you understand the answer to your question about the scale being able to sound major.


I'm pretty sure I do. It is basically just what chords that are being played in front of it right?