#1
What are some scales I could learn for metal? I know the pentatonic scale, but its really only good for bluesy stuff (which is good), but I wouldnt mind learning some more scales.
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Be unique and try to learn / implement rare scales.
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#8
Major modes- Most metal will use the modes of the major scale may it be aeolian lydian phrygian or even ionian.

Harmonic minor.- Neo classical metal

Whole tone- sounds pretty minor.
Diminished- evil...............

Pentatonic even.- You can pretty much use pentatonic in every style of music, so why not metal?
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#9
I dont know why but i like using Aeolian mode scales. Didnt Randy Rhoads use aeolian scales a lot? i dunno, but i thought i heard that somewhere.
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#10
Blues scale also.
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#11
Aeolian is pretty cool. Just someone refresh my memory: Aeolian is natural minor or harmonic minor?

Anyway, feltgrape is right. Especially about whole tone and diminished. Try to focus on the tritone aspect of the whole tone and use diminished arpeggios for death metal solos. Diminished owns. Whole tone is a bit hard to use though, but very good when you're trying put a lot of tension into a small part of a song. Also, I found this weird harmonic minor scale with a dimished 2nd and 4th is pretty cool, sounds Carcass-ey(pretty much where I got it from).
#12
aeolian is natural minor
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#13
Also melodic minor could fit in metal
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#14
What kind of scales would you use for gorecore and grindcore?

Possibly Harmonic minor?
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What kind of scales would you use for gorecore and grindcore?

Possibly Harmonic minor?



You can really use pretty much any scale for like any type of music.

aeolian/ pentatonic/major can do alot in music.
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#17
and, dont stick to theory always. sometimes, like dime said, its best to just go with what sounds right and portrays the emotion to you.
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and, dont stick to theory always. sometimes, like dime said, its best to just go with what sounds right and portrays the emotion to you.


thats exactly what i do when im making songs up, i dont know much about scales and stuff (trust me i want to and am going to learn, ive been playing for a while i should know more) but by doing exactly that ive made all these >SONGS<