#1
I've got a band project going and we're going to try and create some sort of Coheed and Cambria/ Blind Guardian mash up, and (assuming progressive would be the right title for that) what scales should I use for assembly of the leads?
#2
any scales can be used in a progressive manner, it just depends on how u apply it, for example, a simple A Major Scale can be played in a hammer-on/tapping fashion to achieve ur goal. But then u can use any scale in conjunction, MAKE SURE U STICK TO THE SAME KEY tho, cuz that keeps ur song balanced. Any down/up tone in a scale, such as to a mixolydian, then u would have to shift everything along with it. Progressive is more like playing around a scale in a fast manner at a given beat, so just finding an algorithm of scalar ascend or descend can give u the progressive effect, the important thing is to remember to stick to a key, even when improvising/shredding.
#3
Quote by Hell_Metalist
any scales can be used in a progressive manner, it just depends on how u apply it, for example, a simple A Major Scale can be played in a hammer-on/tapping fashion to achieve ur goal. But then u can use any scale in conjunction, MAKE SURE U STICK TO THE SAME KEY tho, cuz that keeps ur song balanced. Any down/up tone in a scale, such as to a mixolydian, then u would have to shift everything along with it. Progressive is more like playing around a scale in a fast manner at a given beat, so just finding an algorithm of scalar ascend or descend can give u the progressive effect, the important thing is to remember to stick to a key, even when improvising/shredding.

I wouldn't say that staying in one key for the whole song is very progressive. The point of prog is to experiment with music.

TS, I havent really listened to those bands. But if you want to be progressive, you could use any scale you want. Seriously.
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#4
um, find a scale you like (most any would probobly do, i personally love the harmonic minor scale) and i would employ lots of stuff like half cadences (for tension) and moreover just dance along the tonality of the scale, without explicitly stating, maybe ending on a full cadence maybe on a half. sorry if that was too vague