#2
Pentatonic and Blues, that's all you'll ever need for Rock or Metal
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#4
^^Pentatonic and Blues mainly...like I said
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#5
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Ok thanks.

EDIT: What scales do Trivium and Metallica use?


If you know all the modes (which include the natural major and minor scales), then you know everything and more than Metallica and Tribium ever did. So you're all set.
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Pentatonic and Blues, that's all you'll ever need for Rock or Metal


That's just about the best advice you can get and use. Learn some patterns that give off a sort of "metal" tonality as well. Some websites give you certain exercises that you can practice to achieve this.
#7
Modes are not scales. I get kind of mad when i hear MODES as the solution to everything. And its not like that. Whenever i come up with a riff i don't "is it in X scale or X mode? cause if its not i MUST change it."

TS i dont have a specific answer.
But jasonmetal said patterns are helpful, even if you have no idea what notes you are playing. You can find out later ha.

I love how thrice's vheissu (for the most part) doesnt have key or time signatures.

I guess my point is that composing is not so technical. Even though understanding some theory helps.
#8
I like the harmonic minor scale
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#9
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Pentatonic and Blues, that's all you'll ever need for Rock or Metal

Yeah, don't ever learn more then you need.
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#10
Harmonic minor, natural minor, and maybe diminshed (for that harsher kind of sound.)
#11
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Pentatonic and Blues, that's all you'll ever need for Rock or Metal



Dont listen to this guy. For the truly heavy, you want harmonic minor, byzantine, gypsy, and diminished.
#12
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Dont listen to this guy. For the truly heavy, you want harmonic minor, byzantine, gypsy, and diminished.

I'll admit, those scales do sound nice, but mainly you need pentatonic and blues, after that the other scales sound nice and mean that all your solo's don't end up the same...a pit I fell into for a longish time Ah well, I'm past that now
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#13
Pentatonic and blues sucks for metal, its overused and you can't really get any dark sounds out of it, not to mention it gets boring fast and is mostly used in rock and blues, not metal.
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Ok thanks :]]]

Just those then?

I heard the minor pentatonic is popular for metal solos?
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Ok thanks :]]]

Just those then?

I heard the minor pentatonic is popular for metal solos?


Don't concentrate on exact scales.
Take the longer, but better way.
Learn modes of major scale and harmonic minor scale and pentatonics in deep. You could add melodic minor there, but I don't see it frequently used in metal.

What exact sound of metal we're talking about.
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#17
Well, you could just go longer way (This way. ) and learn your goddamn music theory and start studying your favorite bands.
But, easy way out: Pantera - blues, pentatonics
Metallica - minor modes, pentatonics

And you know what! ****ing Stevie Ray Vaughan plays blues scale and pentatonics too!
So I'm suggesting that scales that guitarist use aren't even 5% of his style!

So Pantera - harmonics, whammy bar abuse, soulful bends, Dimebag's phrasing

is more that's describing Dimebag.
And you should really concentrate on training your phrasing and getting better, to have similar sound.
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I like the harmonic minor scale


Yep. Best scale ever

As far as others, melodic minor, whole tone, diminished, maybe some exotic scales.
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#20
Also, try adding a new note to the minor pentatonic scale: one whole tone up from the root. For example: A minor pentatonic - A, ((B)), C, D, E and G. Sounds quite good in a lot of different "metal" applications.
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#22
Along with your scales, don't forget about the notes in between. Moving chromatically can add a real sense of foreboding to your music. I have a song in E minor, and the rhythm is playing an E5 and my solo is playing a D#. It sounds really evil. And use your diminished and augmented chords. They sound pretty cool when broken up.

Oh yeah. Diminshed 5ths FTW