#1
Would that sound right? I'm just having some trouble writing a solo thats played over the chord progression listed.
#4
ok thanks a lot. But what about major mode? or can anyone tell me some other scales or modes? I want it to be an overdriven wah solo, it's more of a hard rock song.
#6
it could if u use it right
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#9
Quote by Zamboni
Major pentatonic scales aren't used enough. Try C pentatonic. It'll sound like sex.


That's the same as A minor...
#11
Quote by Zamboni
It's not the same scale.


Does that only matter for the idea of ending the lick on the root note? Giving it a major rather than minor feel?
#12
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Does that only matter for the idea of ending the lick on the root note? Giving it a major rather than minor feel?

Well, it's a completely different-sounding scale.

Here's the minor pent:

e|-|-O-|---|---|-o-|---|
B|-|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|
G|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
D|-|-o-|---|-O-|---|---|
A|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
E|-|-O-|---|---|-o-|---|


And the major pent:

e|-|---|-O-|---|-o-|---|
B|-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|
G|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
D|-|-o-|---|---|-O-|---|
A|-|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|
E|-|---|-O-|---|-o-|---|


True, they are just different starting points for the same thing, but the box-pattern really allows for a change in feel for minor vs. major pentatonics.
#13
A major pentatonic over A would be fine.

Over G it would the notes would be G B D from G, and A, B, C#, E F# from A major pentatonic.
So all together you would have.
G A B C# D E F#
1 2 3 #4 5 6 7

This would give a lydian feel as it is effectivly G lydian.

Over F you would be the notes F A C from F, and A, B, C#, E F# from A major pentatonic.
So all together you would have.

F F# A B C C# E
Which can be written as
F Gb A B  C Db E
1 b2 3 #4 5 b6 7

I haven't tried that last scale so I can't tell you what It would sound like, but give it a go. If your ears tell you it sounds right, it is right.
#14
Zamboni:if u took a c major pentatonic scale,and an a minor pentatonic scale,the notes would be the same...this song has an A,G,and F...all of those notes fall in the a minor pentatonic scale,and the c major pentatonic.
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#15
^ No they don't.
The notes of A Minor Pentatonic scale are: A C D E G.

The notes of A are A C# E
The notes of F are F A C
The notes of G are G B D
Not all of these notes fall into the minor pentatonic.

However the minor pentatonic would work over the progression, it would sound more "bluesy" probably more appropriate for a rock solo.
However some notes which are considered "avoid" notes would be playing the D over the A chord and the C over the G chord.


Just thought of something....thread starter. is what you're playing triads or powerchords?
#16
Just use the C# as a passing tone. The A major is out of key in that progression. It sounds good...it's just not in key. If it were an A minor, you could use an A harmonic minor to give it a distinct taste. Or you could just use the pentatonic minor or blues to give it a more "rock" feeling. Anyway...for A G F....try a G major pentatonic. You can add an A# into that one and give it a real bluesy feel.
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#17
it's 5 3 1
7 5 3
7 5 3
6 4 2

A G F

bottom 2 strings are muted.
thanks for all the help guys

edit: so thats a triad chord?
Last edited by toha33 at Aug 20, 2007,
#18
try using the Aminor pentatonic,and occasionally swinging to G major Pentatonic aswell it will give that modal feel( edit: the A has to be min in tha progression) also F will work, If you play the Cmajor scale it'll be aoleon, you could try the whole-half diminished, but it causes tension
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#19
Quote by Zamboni
Well, it's a completely different-sounding scale.

Here's the minor pent:

e|-|-O-|---|---|-o-|---|
B|-|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|
G|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
D|-|-o-|---|-O-|---|---|
A|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
E|-|-O-|---|---|-o-|---|


And the major pent:

e|-|---|-O-|---|-o-|---|
B|-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|
G|-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|
D|-|-o-|---|---|-O-|---|
A|-|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|
E|-|---|-O-|---|-o-|---|


True, they are just different starting points for the same thing, but the box-pattern really allows for a change in feel for minor vs. major pentatonics.


You make no sense. A scale is not a box pattern. That's merely a part of the scale. Unless you're like twelve years old, you generally don't stay in the same three-fret range when soloing anyway. Either of those boxes (or any other configurations of the pentatonic scale) can be used interchangeably, as they all contain the same notes.
#20
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You make no sense. A scale is not a box pattern. That's merely a part of the scale. Unless you're like twelve years old, you generally don't stay in the same three-fret range when soloing anyway. Either of those boxes (or any other configurations of the pentatonic scale) can be used interchangeably, as they all contain the same notes.

Approaching a solo from a major box-pattern or a minor box-pattern can lead to wildly-different musical ideas and phrases.

And, "unless you're like twelve years old", you generally don't limit yourself either by staying in a box pattern, or avoiding a box pattern.
#21
Ok guys, i'm done writing the solo and to my ears it sounds right. I made up great simple licks and used the minor pentatonic A. Were there positions or notes I was supposed to avoid?
#22
Quote by Zamboni
Am would sound so much better in place of that A.


what? the two things have totally different feels. its absurd to say that one sounds better.
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