#1
I'm not sure if not knowing this makes me a dumbass. Lately my playings been leaning more toward metally stuff, so I just want to know what kinds of scales I need for (newer) metal soloing. Right now I know 2 blues scales, E pentatonic minor and G pentatonic minor. I want suggestions as to what kind, but if there are any specific scales that would be really helpful that would be cool to know too. Thanks.
#2
E pentatonic minor and G pentatonic minor are the same scale, just played in a different key. Pentatonic minor is what id direct you towards, but you already know that. Any blues scale will work too, metal and rock are both prettymuch heavy blues. Harmonic minor is good as well.
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#3
metal ie metallica = purely pentatonic (like 90% of the time)

megadeth = pentatonic (daves solos) + blue note sometimes (flat 5th) marty's = natural minor, pentatonic, phyrgian dominant and some others

iron maiden = natural and harmonic minor all the way, pentatonic

basically those
#4
Natural and Harmonic minor.

Dabble into the modes: Phrygian, aeolian
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Natural Minor
Harmonic Minor
Melodic Minor
Locrian
Phrygian
Whole Tone
Minor Pentatonic
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#7
mirno pentatonics, blues and harmonic minors i would say, also try a 134 on each string, don't know any scale name though
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also try a 134 on each string, don't know any scale name though

The technical term is "not a scale".
#9
Quote by I-AM-NOT-GOD
mirno pentatonics, blues and harmonic minors i would say, also try a 134 on each string, don't know any scale name though


134 on each string is just a pattern its not a scale so its not goin to sound good, by al means use it as a warm up but hell dont rely on it as a scale, lol
#10
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metal ie metallica = purely pentatonic (like 90% of the time)

megadeth = pentatonic (daves solos) + blue note sometimes (flat 5th) marty's = natural minor, pentatonic, phyrgian dominant and some others

iron maiden = natural and harmonic minor all the way, pentatonic

basically those


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#12
Thanks for the advice everyone, I have E G and A pentatonic minor down, and i'm learning Aeolian Mode before Phrygian mode because it seems like a better scale to start with when gettin into the modes.
#13
I've got some stuff here: http://www.fret-master.com/minpentpos.htm that might help...the minor pentatonic as most have said will help you out BUT take it a step further and check out the 5 positions that just might do the trick.

Also check this out: http://www.fret-master.com/theory.htm as it may help.

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