#1
in your opinion, what is the best scales for alternative rock style riffs?
Last edited by newaccount at Nov 2, 2007,
#3
One thing that I learned, is scales do not write music. But they guide you for development. Play what is in your head
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#5
dick around in the minor pentatonic or the natural minor
you'll get a somewhat bluesy sound w/ the pentatonic
#6
anything penatonic will work, but will not always produce. Scales make the clay, what are you gonna make the clay into? If you have a base rythm pattern for a solo, just solo over that, and whenever the whole song can relate to the solo, you got yourself a piece.
"Guitarmen, wake up and pluck wire for sound, let 'em hear you play"
-Charlie Christian
"You have to give people something to dream on"
-Jimi Hendrix
"I try to make any guitar do what I want it to do"
-Slash
#7
Figure out the scale after you write your riffs. Although if I get lazy, I would just write around the pentatonic minor scale. But thats only when I feel lazy.
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#8
Quote by Ultimate_Gio92
the best riffs just come to you man

Quote by JDubG
One thing that I learned, is scales do not write music. But they guide you for development. Play what is in your head

Man these guys are right...
Remember that the harmonic minor scale is kinda classical not until Yngwie Malmsteen came and created the neoclassical rock...
Last edited by domenic_665 at Jan 28, 2008,