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Is there any scale used for a Gothic sounding lead?
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If you want like something that sounds dark, almost slightly "wrong", try som of the modes. Phrygian is a nice one for a dark sound.
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I think he means a gloomy style lead...
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#8
Why don't you just look up musical mode on wikipedia, rather than saying something like "gothic scale/lead" and risk sounding like a moron. They even have a box that tells you what each mode sounds like. But I don't think the Greeks made any gothic modes. ha.
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I think he means a gloomy style lead...


Yeah, that's what Im getting at.
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Yeah, that's what Im getting at.


That's up to your ear for the most part. Really depends how you work the instrument.
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Gothic refers to a style of architerture, so I'll assume you mean dark, gloomy music.


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Harmonic minor (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7 8) is a pretty gothic style lead to my ears, it reminds me of a castle with a big windy staircase...and some of its modes are good as well...phrygian major can be pretty intense, simplest versions of that would be A B C D E F G# A (harmonic minor) and E F G# A B C D E (phrygian major is HM's fifth mode: 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7 8). Anything under the harmonic minor system sounds pretty dark and eastern, because of the #2 you get between the b6 and the major 7 (as opposed to the b7 you would have in regular old minor), in this case the F and the G#. And regular phrygian like some people suggested can sound kinda dark, but you'll probably prefer these two scales if youre thinking of the same kind of gothic that I am.
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Harmonic minor (1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7 8) is a pretty gothic style lead to my ears, it reminds me of a castle with a big windy staircase...and some of its modes are good as well...phrygian major can be pretty intense, simplest versions of that would be A B C D E F G# A (harmonic minor) and E F G# A B C D E (phrygian major is HM's fifth mode: 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7 8).


It's called Phrygian Dominant instead of Phrygian major. I would recommend personally the Phrygian mode as has been suggested, but made sure you also focus on the phrasing. If you're going for a gloomy style, doing a few speed picked arpeggios can sound very good. I particularly like this one lick from the "Fermented Offal Discharge" solo, two A minor arpeggios into a D minor arpeggio, but you can move it to any key you want.

e-------------------12h17p12--------------------------12h17p12-----------
B----------------13------------13--------------------13------------13--------
G-------------14------------------14--------------14------------------14-----
D----------14------------------------14--------14-----------------------14---
A--12h15-------------------------------12h15-----------------------------12
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


e------------------13h17 17 19 15-------------------------------
B---------------15--------------------17 15------------------------
G------------14-----------------------------------------------------
D---------15--------------------------------------------------------
A------17-----------------------------------------------------------
E---17--------------------------------------------------------------

Gives a nice little neoclassical sound.

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The original term came from the Goths; who were a group of barbarians in Roman times. Not originally a style architecture, yes? It's meaning has changed, and became an ambiguous term for a genre of music. Stop being a wise-ass.
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The original term came from the Goths; who were a group of barbarians in Roman times. Not originally a style architecture, yes? It's meaning has changed, and became an ambiguous term for a genre of music. Stop being a wise-ass.


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