deepfat
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Other than the Minor Pentatonic, that is.

Natural Minor maybe?
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he music scales that are used in Lead Rock music differ from band to band, but predominantly the pentatonic, blues, major and natural minor scales are used.

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Major, minor, and occassionally pentatonic, harmonic minor, and diminished, will cover nearly all music of any genre.
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Lol even the spambot knew the answer to this one
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This really depends on the chords you're playing over.

If the underlying chords are a IV V vi progression (like a lot of Iron Maiden) then natural minor (mode 6) is the most appropriate option. If the underlying progression is centred around a V-chord then you could go with Mixolydian or, for a more bluesy option, Dorian.

These are not fixed rules but the context really makes a big difference to what works best.
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This is good. I agree with this.
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Try the dorian mode, works really well over minor chord based stuff, has a little bit more edge to it than the natural minor. But really, try to mix up your scales, that will always sound coolest!
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Quote by StuartBahn
This really depends on the chords you're playing over.

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Quote by StuartBahn
If the underlying chords are a IV V vi progression (like a lot of Iron Maiden) then natural minor (mode 6) is the most appropriate option. If the underlying progression is centred around a V-chord then you could go with Mixolydian or, for a more bluesy option, Dorian.

These are not fixed rules but the context really makes a big difference to what works best.

But not this. A progression can't be centered around V chord or vi chord. It's centered around the I or i chord.

Key center is always the I or i chord, that's what it means when the song is centered around a chord - it's the key center.
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Quote by StuartBahn
This really depends on the chords you're playing over.

If the underlying chords are a IV V vi progression (like a lot of Iron Maiden) then natural minor (mode 6) is the most appropriate option. If the underlying progression is centred around a V-chord then you could go with Mixolydian or, for a more bluesy option, Dorian.

These are not fixed rules but the context really makes a big difference to what works best.


This is really not a good answer to give to a beginner. If he's asking what scales he should learn after the pentatonic, you probably shouldn't expect him to understand anything about modes, or numeralled chord progressions. Also as somebody else said, it can't be 'centered around a V-chord.' No need to pretend modes are being used where they aren't.
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A progression can't be centered around V chord or vi chord. It's centered around the I or i chord.

Key center is always the I or i chord, that's what it means when the song is centered around a chord - it's the key center.


This is of course true but describing progressions from a major scale perspective is easier to understand if a person is not so far down the theory road yet.
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This is of course true but describing progressions from a major scale perspective is easier to understand if a person is not so far down the theory road yet.

First off, if he's not far down the theory road, why are you talking about modes to him? Secondly, major/minor scales and modes are nowhere near the same thing, and should not even be even remotely considered as the same thing.
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This is of course true but describing progressions from a major scale perspective is easier to understand if a person is not so far down the theory road yet.


so then describe it from a major scale perspective.

if you're suggesting that music that utilizes the notes in the C major scale that revolves around G as a tonic can't be considered G major, i suggest you head back to your books.

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and no, guitar grimoire doesn't count.


my friend dragged me to guitar center to look at their ethnic instruments and saw guitar grimoire so i made fun of it and an employee overheard and was like 'guitar grimoire? why i think that's easily the best tool for a musical education we have here'

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my friend dragged me to guitar center to look at their ethnic instruments and saw guitar grimoire so i made fun of it and an employee overheard and was like 'guitar grimoire? why i think that's easily the best tool for a musical education we have here'

he had green bangs


Seeing as he was at Guitar Center, he's probably not wrong.