#1
Ive recently got into improvising and I need to learn some scales. I play mainly RHCP (you may have already have guessed from the screen name ) and I like John's improvising on live solos. I know the major pentatonic scale which I use for all my improvising (ive just started). So what scales would you recommend I learn to improve my improvising?
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#2
well, i would suggest learning the modes of the major scale i.e. ionian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, and locrian - that way, you can develop a picture spanning the whole neck - each mode has its own feel, depending on the chord being played below the melody, so you'll have to experiment

also, when playing in minor tonalities, you may like to incorporate the harmonic and melodic minor scales
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#3
The minor pentatonic scale is essential! And also learn the major and (natural, melodic and harmonic) minor scale.
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cheers guys. Who buying a book about improvising a good idea?
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the guitar grimoire (sp?) would be a good start
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^ i think you mean would buying a book?

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#10
major and minor scales and major and minor pentatonics, the major and minor follow the same pattern so its not that bad
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Nah. Give that a miss.

Yeah, a book would be a good idea. I recommend starting improv with Blues and
I have heard good things about "Blues You Can Use".



I have both of the Blues and Can use books and they have been probably the best lessons from books that I've gotten.


And for the scales, I recommend you learn and memorize as many as you can, all over the fretboard. Modes, Major, minor, pentatonics, blues, country, etc.

http://wholenote.com/ - your encyclopedia to scales (Go to 'Basics' on the menu then 'guitar scales' on the side menu.. It's pretty easy to find
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