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Lately I have been listening to quite a bit of ATG and other similar bands and I've been inspired to write a few songs in this style. Does anybody know of any sorrowful, haunting scales that are used in typical Melo-Death Songs? I appreciate it, thanks

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#2
Havent got a clue, but ATG fucking rule
Just listen to loadsa that type of music.. Dark Tranquillity, ATG, Amon Amarth etc
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id say the mnor scale or the diminished scale. isnt dorian a mode of major scale?


Isn't the minor scale aswell ?
TS, I don't listen to much Melo-Death but I'd imagine that using natural and harmonic minor would be a good place to start.
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Quote by Eirien
Isn't the minor scale aswell ?
TS, I don't listen to much Melo-Death but I'd imagine that using natural and harmonic minor would be a good place to start.


yeah thats okay, im just looking for scales that have a dramatic sadness to them..you know?
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yeah thats okay, im just looking for scales that have a dramatic sadness to them..you know?


Try to focus more on how you apply the scale, rather than looking for exotic scales to use.
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Try to focus more on how you apply the scale, rather than looking for exotic scales to use.


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#9
yeah, try listening to new metallica, dragonforce, nivarnia, greenday and early trivium for melodic metal style. For scales: pentetonic 2nd invasion with wahwah and fuzz and delay octiviumousplousofhsshifting! Dude!
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yeah, try listening to new metallica, dragonforce, nivarnia, greenday and early trivium for melodic metal style. For scales: pentetonic 2nd invasion with wahwah and fuzz and delay octiviumousplousofhsshifting! Dude!


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#11
Dragonforce has alot of melody, they don't do random shredding.

Nirvana (lol@Nirvania) and Greenday however, wut
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yeah, try listening to new metallica, dragonforce, nivarnia, greenday and early trivium for melodic metal style. For scales: pentetonic 2nd invasion with wahwah and fuzz and delay octiviumousplousofhsshifting! Dude!


He's asking about melodic death metal, not melodic metal.

anyway...

Look at the tabs(or learn them) of the songs you like and apply what you like to your own ideas. Don't just copy riffs.
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Harmonic minor.
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There is no "dramatically sad" scale. Scales do not have moods.
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There is no "dramatically sad" scale. Scales do not have moods.


You're right. Maybe it's time for another sticky about creating moods with music.
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You're right. Maybe it's time for another sticky about creating moods with music.


wrong, this is totally up to creativity.

I don't know ur music style, but I bet in the music you like there are 10000000 of people playing the same scales, but there are only a portion of those artists that appeal to you or have emotional effect on you.

What you want is a guide to human emotion.

GL on that

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wrong, this is totally up to creativity.

I don't know ur music style, but I bet in the music you like there are 10000000 of people playing the same scales, but there are only a portion of those artists that appeal to you or have emotional effect on you.

What you want is a guide to human emotion.

GL on that


A guide to human emotion? Don't be an idiot. I'm just suggesting creating an article or thread that shows, with examples, the reasoning behind the moods created within some songs.

It's as easy as using song examples with youtube vids and explaining, with some theory, what is happening.
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