ok i just wrote a rough draft and the chords are Am-E-F-Gm with a capo on the first fret so i guess the real chords are A#m-F-F#-G#m... so wat scales should i use to put a small solo thingy in there???
Last edited by AcsticRckr89 at Jul 26, 2006,
Off the top of my head here (no guitar handy) that looks like a really Flamenco-ish progression. Am I right?
If I am (which I'm not sure of), then you should go over that with a... D# minor scale? Oh jeez, I thought I could figure this out in my head, but... hold on...
Oh cripes, I'm sorry. If that's wrong, I completely take the blame for it. I can't seem to remember now... I have this book somewhere that explains what to play over a progression like that, but I can't seem to remember it. If I remember (or find the book), I'll post again with the right info.
I'd love to help you out; sorry for the misinformation.
i would say a D scale starting on the 10 fret. should sound good
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Acutally, you might want to consider changing scales (I guess depending on how fast the chords are being played.) I don't think you can play the same scale over E and F chords. I use scales with the root on the root for the chords that are in pretty much the same place on the neck (if that makes any sense.) I suggest you do the same. Practice it enough and I'm sure it will become easier to change scales when you change chords. Good luck!
(w/o Capo) It think it would be A Harmonic Minor for the first 3 chords (because of that E chord), and the scale over the Gm chord might be...perhaps A Phrygian? Maybe... *writes a little ditty over it* It's an interesting sound alright...

But you might wanna wait unitl someone come in that knows what he's talking about...
Last edited by wasp2020 at Jul 26, 2006,
Do a mix of A and D minor scales, but remember to use the frets reletive to the capo, so that means that what is normally the 6th fret becomes the 5th fret. I have a song that I noodled out the other day that is very similar. I used drop D tuning, and what I did was I let the low D string ring, and played an A minor scale targeting the D notes in the scale (keeps it in key), and then went up to a D minor scale. Perhaps you could reverse that and try the same thing.