#1
Alright, well I know 4 positions of the minor pentatonic. And now I think its time to move on to another scale. Which other scales work great for rock music?

Thanks.
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#4
Alright fine. I never was a fan of the ionian mode of the major scale.. but maybe ill like a different mode...
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#5
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Alright fine. I never was a fan of the ionian mode of the major scale.. but maybe ill like a different mode...
Aeolian, Dorian, and Phrygian work for a lot of the heavier stuff.
#6
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Aeolian, Dorian, and Phrygian work for a lot of the heavier stuff.

Well I dont need stuff that heavy. I play in an alternative rock band. And I love to play classic rock.
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#8
you could learn the whole aeolian mode and the dorian mode to substitute for that. And possibly the phrygian mode for another minor substitution. As for classic rock the ionian mode is good because it has that happy, cheerful sound to it. learn all of them and you could apply them anywhere and not just for heavy rock.
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#9
Aeolian is used all the time in classic rock. Santana uses it all the time, and it's used a bunch in the Hotel California leads.

The good thing about those modes is that instead of everything being Tone or Tone and a Half, you get to put in half steps that add A LOT more feel into your solo.

Another cool one to work in is Myxolydian
#11
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It is spelled "Mixolydian."



D'oh! I had a feeling I had it spelled wrong
#12
Learn a key all over the neck. A good place to start is C major. Then G major, Then D major.
Depending on the root you'll start on you can get alot of different sounds.

Cyberfret.com has a decent lesson on modes.
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