#1
So, I have a song (chords only, at the moment), and I want to add some bluesy/rock licks to it. Which scales should I try:

Here are the chords:

[font="Courier New"]e|--|
G|--|
B|--|
D|-2|
A|-2|
E|-0|


e|-3-|
G|-3-|
B|----|
D|----|
A|-2|
E|-3|


e|--|
G|-1-|
B|-0-|
D|-2|
A|-3|
E|-X|

e|-2-|
G|-3-|
B|-2-|
D|--|
A|--|
E|--|

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#2
Your song is in the key of Gmajor, so the most obvious choices would be

G Major Pentatonic: G A B D E G (you can throw in a Bb for added bluesy feel, too)
G Major: G A B C D E F# G

I'm too lazy to write out the boxes and different positions, but you should be able to find them somewhere on the UG site
#4
the flatted third comes from the blues scale
it's not like you should keep hitting it throughout the solo, but it's a nice transitional note. I just mentioned it, since he wanted a bluesy feel.
#5
You mean these?

G Ionian (G A B C D E F# G):
|-----------------------------3----|
|-------------------------5-7------|
|-------------------4-5-7----------|
|-------------4-5-7----------------|
|-------3-5-7----------------------|
|-3-5-7----------------------------|

G Dorian (G A Bb C D E F G):
|------------------------------3---|
|--------------------------5-6-----|
|--------------------3-5-7---------|
|-------------3-5--7---------------|
|-------3-5-7----------------------|
|-3-5-6----------------------------|

G Phrygian (G Ab Bb C D Eb F G):
|------------------------------3---|
|--------------------------4-6-----|
|--------------------3-5-7---------|
|-------------3--5-6---------------|
|-------3-5-6----------------------|
|-3-4-6----------------------------|

G Lydian (G A B C# D E F# G):
|-----------------------------3----|
|-------------------------5-7------|
|-------------------4-6-7----------|
|-------------4-5-7----------------|
|-------4-5-7----------------------|
|-3-5-7----------------------------|

G Mixolydian (G A B C D E F G):
|-----------------------------3----|
|-------------------------5-6------|
|-------------------4-5-7----------|
|-------------3-5-7----------------|
|-------3-5-7----------------------|
|-3-5-7----------------------------|

G Aeolian (G A Bb C D Eb F G):
|-----------------------------3----|
|-------------------------4-6------|
|-------------------3-5-7----------|
|-------------3-5-7----------------|
|-------3-5-6----------------------|
|-3-5-6----------------------------|

G Locrian (G Ab Bb C Db Eb F G):
|-----------------------------3----|
|-------------------------4-6------|
|-------------------3-5-6----------|
|-------------3-5-6----------------|
|-------3-4-6----------------------|
|-3-4-6----------------------------|
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#6
I wouldn't advise going modal, thats silly. Stick to E minor pentatonic/blues scale and you should be fine.

E |------------------------------------0---3--|
B |------------------------------0---3--------|
G |----------------------0--2-(3)------------|
D |----------------0--2-----------------------|
A |-------0-(1) 2-----------------------------|
E |-0--3--------------------------------------|

I'm sure you can find more of these online.
#7
You must must must realize a scale is not a shape or box position, it is the notes that make up the shape. We just have those patterns to help us get our fingers moving, and to help us memorize the scales. But do not forget, scales are just notes, not positions. You could play a G A B D E G anywhere on the neck, and you'd still be in Gmaj pentatonic.
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#8
Quote by sTx
You mean these?


Only the first one of them. G Ionian is the same as the regular G major scale. The G major pentatonic is basically the same scale, without the C and F#.
#9
Quote by nightwind
You must must must realize a scale is not a shape or box position, it is the notes that make up the shape. We just have those patterns to help us get our fingers moving, and to help us memorize the scales. But do not forget, scales are just notes, not positions. You could play a G A B D E G anywhere on the neck, and you'd still be in Gmaj pentatonic.


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