#1
Hey i'm looking to write songs on guitar like comeback kid or ruiner, but I don't know where to start. I don't know what scales to use or anything. So any help will be appreciated! Thanks.
#2
try putting chords together and really any scale would be fine for solos

example

Am Pentatonic, Chromatic, Blues scales - just look them up.

other try putting in some hammer ons and pulls, tremelo picking, harmonics, slides, ect
#3
Quote by Sixxology
try putting chords together and really any scale would be fine for solos

example

Am Pentatonic, Chromatic, Blues scales - just look them up.

other try putting in some hammer ons and pulls, tremelo picking, harmonics, slides, ect



Your retarded...you dont use the chromatic scale for soloing, the chromatic is just every note on the fret board.
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#4
Quote by HLrocker
Your retarded...you dont use the chromatic scale for soloing, the chromatic is just every note on the fret board.


woops my mistake
#5
Click things in my sig until you get to a link that says "Music Theory: The Beginning." The "Melodic Control" video is good, but it may be a bit advanced for you right now.
#6
Quote by Sixxology
woops my mistake

lmao


why would people come on here and try to give advice when they have no clue what they're talking about.

reminds me of the guy that told the threadstarter GMinor was the relative minor of Emajor, completly confusing the guy who had a question
#7
Quote by HLrocker
Your retarded...you dont use the chromatic scale for soloing, the chromatic is just every note on the fret board.

You can if you want depending on the sound you're going for.
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#8
Yeah HL rocker don't be an abrasive noob. It's quite possible to solo using a chromatic scale. It's quite a bit more difficult than making something sound good in a major scale since you have more choice, but I've heard it done (well).
#10
Technicly, using the chromatic scale to solo, is just picking random notes, just they made a scale for it so people who dont know scales feel important....and I wasn't being 'an abrasive noob', I was just pointing somthing out a bit crueler then you might have chosen too.
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#11
you dont use the chromatic scale for soloing


Somebody forgot to tell that to...basically every jazz and progressive musician on the planet. Someone better go tell them that they're doing it wrong.

Technicly, using the chromatic scale to solo, is just picking random notes


No, it really isn't. I use chromatic notes all the time, and I'm most certainly not selecting them randomly.
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#12
Quote by standstrong
Hey i'm looking to write songs on guitar like comeback kid or ruiner, but I don't know where to start. I don't know what scales to use or anything. So any help will be appreciated! Thanks.



Learn those songs.... learn what scales they use.
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#13
Quote by HLrocker
Your retarded...you dont use the chromatic scale for soloing, the chromatic is just every note on the fret board.



so that means you cant solo with it? not true, you can and people do.

to the TS. if you want to write in a similar fashion to a particular song or band... you need to spend some time playing their music 1st. learn about what they are doing. Then you wont have to ask here and get a bunch of random answers. You want a specific sound..... learn the music, then you'll know.
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#14
Quote by HLrocker
Your retarded...you dont use the chromatic scale for soloing, the chromatic is just every note on the fret board.


Obviously Korsakav was a retard....