#1
I was just wondering what are the maybe 5-10 basic scales taht you should know for lead guitar? I already know major, natural minior, pentatonic and blues, but what next should i learn?
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#3
you should try to learn the different modes within the major and minor scale
it beefs up your soloing so much, i think theres a couple of lessons on modes on this site
#4
1) Chromatic
2) Major scale
3) Natural Minor scale (Aeolian Mode)
4) Pentatonic Major
5) Pentatonic Minor
6) Pentatonic blues
7) Harmonic minor
8) Melodic Minor
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#5
Arguably the most important for improvising are the modes of the minor scale (although they are harder to learn to start, start with the modes of the major scale). There are tutorials everywhere for modes but if you understand how they apply to the C major scale it's quite easy to pick it up for all the other scales.
#6
Quote by Me2NiK
Arguably the most important for improvising are the modes of the minor scale (although they are harder to learn to start, start with the modes of the major scale).

Why so (harmonic/melodic is what I'll assume you're talking about)? I see many more songs in the major modes.
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#7
^ I still struggle with Harmonic/Melodic minor modes. IMO, Major modes are more preferable
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#8
Where can I get the tabs for these scales?
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