#1
Are these usually created using symmetrical scales? Or playing the same pattern across all strings? Or a mix of the two?

A good example would be some things by Shawn Lane, or the part at the end of Jason Becker - Mabel's Fatal Fable

Stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57q5zdvMw58

I know he practically explains how to do it there using diminished scales but what about other methods? Do you have to stay in key for it to sound good or can you just play anything etc
#2
Well music is listenable because it contains structure. Using a limited number of notes gives that structure but playing atonal can sound musical when you do it in a structured way. This can be done by rythmic sequencing or sequencing the contour of the melody. Also keep in mind that the value of a note correlates with it's length and rythmic position. That's why you can use passing notes that are not in the right key. It's not such a good idea to get too much into outside playing untill you know how to play inside very well though.
#3
I consider myself fairly educated on "inside" playing, of course if someone was to point out that I'm not and explain why with a valid point I have no problems taking creative criticism.
#4
Ok . But playing inside can also be done in a lot of creative ways and some chord progressions are actually hard to stay in. The point is you should be able to move back inside after you went out anytime.
#5
Quote by diabolic

Stuff like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57q5zdvMw58

I know he practically explains how to do it there using diminished scales but what about other methods? Do you have to stay in key for it to sound good or can you just play anything etc


any body have any idea what the basic sequence is that he is playin there....is it part of a diminished scale, if so which one?...or is it just arpeggios?