#1
right i have learned the pentatonic, major, and minor, so i was looking at the harmonic minor, its ****ing mad, i dont know how to playin it, i cant simpify it down into boxes to start with, so i dont know where to go with it, is it a really usefuls scale or could i let it slip, and also i was looking at the melodic minor, why is there an ascending and descending one and what does that mean in scales terms, which one would be more useful?, i like metal and im on the path of shred and i was wondering wot other scales would be useful for me, im going to learn phrygian but are there any others that are good for metal?, Dorian maybe?
#2
dude learn ALL the modes

and all the basic scales (includes harmonic minor )

I mean like the only scales I would let slip would be the whack ones like hungarian ect
#3
i cant understand how you can play the harmonic minor it isnt as easy to see where you r going like the other scales, like it isnt layed out like 2/3 notes per string its got like 4 notes on some and there all over the place, do i really need it for metal?
#4
Well you can play each scale/mode in any position you like so if the one you are looking at isnt 3 note per string then just re-arrange it so that it is.

My favourite mode is Lydian flat 7 try that one.
#5
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?scch=A&scchnam=Harmonic+Minor&get2=Get
look theres the harmonic minor scale, so im starting at the 5th fret and i can find the first pattern (3,3,2,3,2,2, notes per string ) for the first patter?
then i cant figure out the second pattern as i end up with like four notes on a string over 5 frets so im pretty stuck when it comes to this
#6
Quote by ch715dallat
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?scch=A&scchnam=Harmonic+Minor&get2=Get
look theres the harmonic minor scale, so im starting at the 5th fret and i can find the first pattern (3,3,2,3,2,2, notes per string ) for the first patter?
then i cant figure out the second pattern as i end up with like four notes on a string over 5 frets so im pretty stuck when it comes to this


Well first find the first note of the second pattern which would be B at the seventh fret first string then play the three note patern on that string, then the two note pattern on the A string then you would shift the G# down to the A string to make it a 3 note pattern etc etc. Like this:

E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7--8---10
B----------------------------------------------------------------------9---10
G-----------------------------------------------------7---9----10
D------------------------------------7---9---10
A---------------------7 8----11------------------------
E--7---8-----10--------------