#1
Ok, so I learned e minor pentatonic, and all five boxes, and I can improve solos with it. I was just wondering what scales I should learn now. I play mostly blues and RHCP type rock

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#4
you can edit your posts, so don't double post.
Really if all you play is blues and blues/funk based rock all you need is the pentatonic.
Most players you listen probably stick to pentatonics.
If however you want to sound different try learning the diatonic scales and learn how to use them.
#5
Yeah, but I would like to experiment with other things you know?

And what pentatonics should I learn, or should I just learn all of them?

BTW what scales mostly did SRV, Jimi Hendrix and john Frusciante use, cuss thats basically the stuff I play.
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BTW what scales mostly did SRV, Jimi Hendrix and john Frusciante use, cuss thats basically the stuff I play.


Pentatonic, major and minor.
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#7
and some modes, like mixolyidian, dorian, and natural minor (aeolian)
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#8
The minor pentatonic in every key. To be honest you should NEVER approach learning scales by specific keys, just learn the scale.
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The minor pentatonic in every key. To be honest you should NEVER approach learning scales by specific keys, just learn the scale.


it's fine if you're just starting out, I mean it makes sense to learn the C major and A Minor scales first since they don't contain accidentals. Then you have that to fall back on for the scale formulas if you forget them.
#10
could someone give me a tab of the harmonic minor, and any other good scales/modes for metal
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#11
harmonic minor is, in relation to the major scale, 1, 2, 3b, 4, 5, 6b, 7, 1(8)
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#12
E harmonic minor

----------------------------------------------11-12-
---------------------------------10-12-13-----------
-------------------8-9-11-12------------------------
----------7-9-10------------------------------------
-7-9-10---------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
#14
Diatonic scales.

Ionian (major)- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Dorian- 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7
Phrygian- 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
Lydian- 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7
Myxolydian- 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
Aeolian (minor)- 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
Locrian- 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7

In the key of C Major, they would all include the notes C D E F G A B, the order depending on which mode you are playing in. , Major would start on C, Dorian on D, Phrygian on E and so on. Which mode you are playing in is not determined by the root note, but the backing chords. If you play a C major chord, if you play in a position of Phrygian, it will sound just like C Major because they have the exact same notes. However, if you would play an E Minor chord under it, the Phrygian feel would come out.
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#15
Learn the scale you think sounds coolest.

The first scale I ever learned was the blues scale.. Then I learned the Major Scale...

After that, I learned some Arabian and Turkish scales because I like the sound of middle eastern music.


HOWEVER... I think everyone should know the major scale, or at least know what notes they are playing


As for what key? It doesn't matter.. So long as you know what the root note is, you can move a scale around anywhere and know what key you are in....

The guitar is like a piano without a distinction between black and white keys... Just remember that there isn't a "black key" between E and F or B and C.