#1
Well the title pretty much says it all I think...unless you don't know any scales at all.
#2
chromatic
but seriously, i dont know much so mostly minor pentantonics(sp?)
#3
I use the Major, minor, blues and the minor pentatonic scale, thats all I need baby...
#4
minor pentatonic and minor pentatonic blues
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#6
Minor pents. and most of the modes, to add excitement.
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#7
Fish scales. Slap 'em on, heat 'em up, lovely with butter.

Um...what?

I like Phrygian, Minor Pentatonic, Aeolian (natural minor), Blues, Diminished and Ionian (major). I also use other modes when the mood takes me, and use the Egyptian scale for novelty value. Aeolian seems to be overtaking Phrygian as my main metal scale, it's that bit darker, though I do love the way the b2nd works in Phrygian.
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#8
mostly minor penatonics

also play the blue scales
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#9
Minor pentatonic, Major Blues (non-pentatonic), Harmonic Minor/Double Harmonic Minor/Spanish Gypsy (same scale, different root notes), Chromatic.
#10
major,ionian,aeolian hope there spelled right
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#11
Minor Pentatonic and i add notes to it depending on the chord its being played over
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#12
I use the natural minor if it's a slow, emotional thing. I use the blues scale because it's so friggin' awesome. Otherwise I use the minor pentatonic and try adding different chromatic passing notes to see what works.
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#14
how do ya like make a progression using say that spanish sounding mode.. phygrian or whatever
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#15
I use the Blues Box thing and the minor and major scale. I never use pentatonics 'coz they're too restrictive, although I do know the minor and major pentatonic scales. Plus I use a couple of other scales (I don't actually know what they're called!), one of which is the one used in Misirlou and is like the major scale but with a flattened 2nd and 6th, and the other two are based around the minor scale but one has the major 6th and 7th and the other has the minor 6th but the major 7th. And I use chromatics a bit.

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#16
Hey speaking of which, did all of you just memorize the scale patterns for each thing. Such as, you memorized A B C D E F G Major scales, A B C D E F G Minor scales, and now you know all of the patterns for them?
#17
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Hey speaking of which, did all of you just memorize the scale patterns for each thing. Such as, you memorized A B C D E F G Major scales, A B C D E F G Minor scales, and now you know all of the patterns for them?


It's just 2 patterns to learn for 14 scales..
#18
Yes but I didn't memorize all of the notes on the fretboard, should I do that first?
#19
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Yes but I didn't memorize all of the notes on the fretboard, should I do that first?


Learn the notes godammit. not memorize.

Memorize for people with low level thinking, Learn for people with high level thinking, and Forget for geniuses.
#20
Maybe..... ^

but that some serious playign there if you actually learned that all. Even i dont know them all. I use scales that mosltly would sound good. Blues scales are my main thing for blues stuff and slow things i guess..... for metal and shred quickly bust out the E major or minor scale and C major/minor penatonic and basically Major/Minor Penatonics. Creepy... lol but mostly i use that.
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#21
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Yes but I didn't memorize all of the notes on the fretboard, should I do that first?

You should memorize the familiar box pattern, after you're familiar with the tone you can try expanding it all along the fretboard. Muscle memorizing as i would like to say, not just blindly theoretical memorizing, just one pattern is already quite enough, lets say you've "known" the A pattern, move it a whole step further and you got yourself a B pattern, another half step would mean C, and so on.
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#22
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Learn the notes godammit. not memorize.

Memorize for people with low level thinking, Learn for people with high level thinking, and Forget for geniuses.


I suppose you're a genious?

Learning the notes doesn't teach where your fingers need to go. Learning begins
with memorizing and teaching your fingers the basics of what they'll need to do.
Your body is the instrument that plays the instrument. Scales BEGIN with learning
fingering patterns which is your body's interface to the guitar.

Once you've memorized the basic fingering, the REAL work of scales can start
because there's an infinite number of ways to navigate scales and to understand
what a scale means in relation to a chord.
#23
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I suppose you're a genious?

Learning the notes doesn't teach where your fingers need to go. Learning begins
with memorizing and teaching your fingers the basics of what they'll need to do.
Your body is the instrument that plays the instrument. Scales BEGIN with learning
fingering patterns which is your body's interface to the guitar.

Once you've memorized the basic fingering, the REAL work of scales can start
because there's an infinite number of ways to navigate scales and to understand
what a scale means in relation to a chord.


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#24
edg is right, nobody is going to pick up the guitar and say "gee, i think i'll learn all the notes on the neck and figure out scales that way!", so learning the shapes is a must for a beginner...but i do completely agree that once you reach a certain level you should definitely see scales as notes and such so that improvising and playing over chord progressions becomes that much easier

i don't like sticking in the pentatonic box...i don't use it exclusively like many players do...i use whatever scale is best for achieving the sound i want for a particular song or passage - i also like to add "color" tones to scales when needed

i do tend to use the diminished scale quite a bit though
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#25
I only know the...oh god help me, The five Major Minor Pentatonic scales...in the key of A, starts with the Em shape. I don't remember the names of the other shapes but I know they're all in the key of A and there is a C shape somewhere in there, but I just know what they are not the names of em. And I just recently started soloing, which is something I never thought I could do, which is pretty awesome.
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#26
sounds cool, I use the Major/Minor Pentatonics, Blues Scale, Natural Minor, Major and then just whatever sounds good after that.
#27
where can i learn scales, and how to apply them to playing???
i only know minor pentatonics and blues.
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#28
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where can i learn scales, and how to apply them to playing???
i only know minor pentatonics and blues.


I just asked a musician friend of mine (she plays cello) and she explained to me a bunch of scales. That's why i don't know the names, 'coz I just copied out the names of a bunch of notes. Except for the Misirlou one, I just learnt that by getting a tab for that song!
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#29
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where can i learn scales, and how to apply them to playing???
i only know minor pentatonics and blues.


Right here
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#30
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major,ionian,aeolian hope there spelled right


Nice job. The ionian scale IS the major scale, so if you were able to split them up into 2 seperate scales you must be some sort of genius.

You don't just use whatever scale you know to solo, it depends on the genre you're playing. Rock and blues uses the minor pentatonic and blues scale most of the time (yes, there is a difference between the two. More chromatic movement in the blues scale.) You can also use iolian or aeolian (major and minor) or whatever else strikes your fancy. Mixolydian is a good choice for jazz. Other scales include phrygian, whole-tone, or Lydian. There is the "arabic scale" and others that sound good for more eastern music. So learn every scale so you can solo over different types of music.
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#31
harmonic minor, minor pentatonic, blues pentatonic, major pentatonic, aoelian(same thing as harmonic minor) and.... A minor( what yngwie uses.)
#32
So when you say "Learn the frets", you mean learn the patterns? Because I already know that. It's not hard, I just need to know what frets are what notes, and the only real way to do that is memorization.