#1
Do the box petantonic scales work in tunings like Drop D and such? also any tips on how to merge them into solos? thanks.
#2
well yes but then you play it as usual then the low E will play G A# insteed of A C

if you then continue with the usual pattern down it will screw up... I think :P its not a good idea I think...
#3
Just going up and down on the pentatonic over a respective chord sounds decent enough. Tom Morello does it a bit and alot of Metallica riffs are based around the pentatonic!
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#4
no, if you have drop D tuning you'll need to move all usual notes played in the pentatonic of a particualr note up 2 frets. Blending to solos? solo's come LICKS, which come from scales... wright some licks utilizing the scale...
#5
you have to learn how to make a melody out of a certain scale that will be interesting to listen to. sometimes just going up and down can be adequate, though eventually it will be necessary to use a scale in a more interesting way.
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#6
Just shift the notes in your "box" on the 6th string up two frets.. and on the rest of the strings it remains the same.. (coz in drop-d your not changing their tuning)
#7
No, you shouldnt be learning scales as patterns.

A Scale is a series of notes based on a set of intervals.

The Major pentatonic scale uses the intevals 1 2 3 5 and 6.
Apply this to the C Major scale, and you will have the notes: C D E G A

Therefore, you need to play those notes in order to be playing the C Major pentatonic, as per the diagram below:

C Major pentatonic:

e|--------------------------8-10--|
B|---------------------8-10-------|
G|-----------------7-9------------|
D|------------7-10----------------|
A|-------7-10---------------------|
E|--8-10--------------------------|

e|-------------------------C-D--|
B|---------------------G-A------|
G|----------------D-E-----------|
D|-----------A-C----------------|
A|------E-G---------------------|
E|--C-D-------------------------|


See the order of notes has stayed the same?

Now, if we tuned to Drop D, look what happens if we play that same pattern now:


e|--------------------------8-10--|
B|---------------------8-10-------|
G|-----------------7-9------------|
D|------------7-10----------------|
A|-------7-10---------------------|
D|--8-10--------------------------|

e|-------------------------C-D--|
B|---------------------G-A------|
G|----------------D-E-----------|
D|-----------A-C----------------|
A|------E-G---------------------|
D|-A#-C-------------------------|


Notice, the first note we play is an A#, which isnt in the C Major pentatonic scale, therefore, strictly speaking, you wouldnt be playing that scale.

If you wanted to play the C Pentatonic Major scale in Drop D, you would have to do this:


e|--------------------------8-10--|
B|---------------------8-10-------|
G|-----------------7-9------------|
D|------------7-10----------------|
A|-------7-10---------------------|
D|-10-12--------------------------|

e|-------------------------C-D--|
B|---------------------G-A------|
G|----------------D-E-----------|
D|-----------A-C----------------|
A|------E-G---------------------|
D|--C-D-------------------------|
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#8
^ just like he said.. i was gonna do the whole tab thing in a sec, but u beat me to it..

very comprehensive though, threadstarter should understand i hope



on and yea, dont only learn the boxes, it might be usefull as a start, but theres a lot of theory behind it which is VERY useful to know.. and helps you understand when you go to different tunings, etc.