#3
The wholetone scale is what creates that dream like sound. Just continue upwards in wholesteps.

For example: C, D, E, F#, G#, A#, C

The only other variation of this scale is starting a half step higher, going: C#, D#, E# (F), G, A, B
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#4
Maybe look into the style of classical Indian music. Very dreamlike and surreal stuff.


Then again, you'd probably want a fretless guitar for that...
#5
you can also get the indian scale type sound (sort of) by tuning your guitar a quarter step flat or sharp.
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#6
Quote by anoceanapart
The wholetone scale is what creates that dream like sound. Just continue upwards in wholesteps.


Yeah I was gonna suggest this also. It's also know as the Debussy-scale since he used it a lot, there's some information about it on wiki.
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#8
i want to know some scales that maybe the guys from metallica use. I am just bored of playing pentatoic blues scales and wish i knew some other scales that are not Blues. maybe classical scales or something.idk.

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i want to know some scales that maybe the guys from metallica use. I am just bored of playing pentatoic blues scales and wish i knew some other scales that are not Blues. maybe classical scales or something.idk.

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Metallica uses the pentatonic scale a lot.
#10
Use the lydian mode, and I suggest you learn all the other modes of the major scale.
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Quote by funky_monkrhcp
i want to know some scales that maybe the guys from metallica use. I am just bored of playing pentatoic blues scales and wish i knew some other scales that are not Blues. maybe classical scales or something.idk.

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Classical scales are primarily just Major and Minor. You can buy Andres Segovia's scale study book for like $2 if you want to learn the classical shapes.
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#13
metallica uses lotsa minor type scales and placements at least pre-load, other things besides scales to give "dream-like" effects would be FX such as delay, flange, phaser and chorus. also a pitch shifter and ring mod can make your guitar playing MUCH weirder.
#14
The Japanese pentatonic is pretty cool.


E||---------------------------8-12-||
B||----------------------8-12------||
G||-----------------9-11-----------||
D||------------9-10----------------||
A||-------9-10---------------------||
E||--8-12--------------------------||


What's so cool about it is, it's a "neutral" scale. It can be used over pretty much any chord.
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#15
The Dorian mode has always helped me get a real spacey, dreamlike sound.
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Quote by NovemberRain273
The Japanese pentatonic is pretty cool.


E||---------------------------8-12-||
B||----------------------8-12------||
G||-----------------9-11-----------||
D||------------9-10----------------||
A||-------9-10---------------------||
E||--8-12--------------------------||


What's so cool about it is, it's a "neutral" scale. It can be used over pretty much any chord.


That pentatonic scale is actually based on the Lydian mode. The formula is 1-3-#4-5-7. So it's not exactly neutral.
#17
Quote by superunknown
does anyone know a scale that sounds sort of dreamlike?


Yeah you could go with what has been suggested. It is also cool to start off playing in the major scale and then take out intervals to produce a new, more dreamy scale.