#1
I've been wanting to solo stuff for along time but I have no idea how. so what are some scales i need to learn that will help me?
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#2
Learn as many as you can. Simple.


Definitely learn:

Major.
Minor.
Minor Pentatonic.
Blues.
Harmonic Minor. (Optional I guess, but it just sounds so cool).
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#3
Tell us the genre. Or else we can't give any scale suggestions really.
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#4
When we learn the Major for exemple. Should I learn all of them? I mean, the C, C#, D, D#..and so on? and THEN go to minor the same way?
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Nevermind, double post.
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#6
Minor pentatonic is a great scale to start off with. I find that the major scale when you start ends up sounding too classical, on the other hand the pentatonic always sounds bluesy and good for rock.
#7
wow the site is lagging really badly.

but to thrash64, i'd like to learn to play as versatile (sp?) as i can.
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When we learn the Major for exemple. Should I learn all of them? I mean, the C, C#, D, D#..and so on? and THEN go to minor the same way?

Well its all the same pattern regaurdless of what key you play it on. For example if you play it on the 3rd fret its in G, move over one and your in G#/AFlat, move over to 5 and your in A. Either way your playing the exact same pattern you would for G its j/ in a different spot.
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#9
You dont have to learn every scales note per say but learn their formulas so you can make the scale on the spot
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#10
To make it easy to learn a major scale Heavil, you can just learn 1 pattern on the fretboard and then slide it up however many frets to change it to a different scale, just remember that major scales all have the same intervals in between the notes
#11
Could someone recomend a book that gets deep into theory and teaches how to do this?
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#12
Yea thats right thanks. For exemple, I know perfectly one Scale, Major C.

So in fact, I know all Major scales? I just have to move the whole "pattern" to the right all the time from 1 step (or two)?

Does it mean I could start learning Minor? Or do you recommend to practice a few time the Major in other keys before?
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And for your "theory book". Well, I think it's not necessary for your actual level. You can learn Scale very easily with guitar pro. You can select all the Scales in all keys and all you have to learn is where the notes are.
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#14
www.guitarists.com/scales

They have all the scales you could possibly care to learn.

I'd recommend scales in this order

Pentatonic minor (then the blues minor)
Major
Learn your modes
Harmonic Minor (more optional than necessary, it's more difficult than most scales)
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BLUES SCALE FTW!!!!

e--------------------------------------------5--8
B-------------------------------------5--8-------
G--------------------------5--7--8--------------
D-------------------5--7-------------------------
A---------5--6--7-------------------------------
E--5--8------------------------------------------
#16
i say minor pentatonics, then move on to dorian mode.
u might want to put together the minor and major pentatonic scale. thats what crossroads, you shook me all night long, walk this way, all those songs' solos use. - Guitar World September(?) 2007
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Learn as many as you can. Simple.


Definitely learn:

Major.
Minor.
Minor Pentatonic.
Blues.
Harmonic Minor. (Optional I guess, but it just sounds so cool).


When your talking about the "Minor" what is it? Because I can't find it anywhere just called "Minor"...

It is not on: http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?qqq=FULL&scch=A&scchnam=Major&get2=Get
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#18
Aeolian = Minor


Id suggest learning the major scale and all its modes first. Then experiment with some of the minor scales and its modes. Harmonic minor and melodic minor can be used quite often.