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4 5%
Major Pentatonic
6 7%
Minor Pentatonic
18 22%
2 2%
17 21%
Harmonic Minor
14 17%
Melodic Minor
6 7%
0 0%
7 9%
Other Scale.
8 10%
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harmonic minor i'd have to say, i just love the creepyness about it...lydian's pretty cool too it sounds awesome if you do it in thirds
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Chromatic. Yes, when played straight it sounds crappy, but inevitably I switch between modes so much when playing that when a person asks 'What scale is that?" I usually just say it has notes of the chromatic scale in it

And on that note, in retrospect, the Diatonic scale. The 7 notes that form the major scale, and all it's modes.
I like the Dorian mode a lot, but I also like the minor pentatonic, as well as the Aeolian mode (natural minor scale).
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Lydian, Lydian Dominant, Spanish Phrygian/Phrygian dominant.
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Phrygian dominant is the awesome. Raising the seventh in it is cool too.
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"Harmonic Minor"
"Melodic Minor"

I believe the word that is missing in the third is "natural"

I'm pretty sure they different forms of the scale.
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I'm pretty sure they different forms of the scale.

A minor scale is any scale with a b3 and 5, though when you say "the minor scale", I grant that it does mean the natural minor scale.

Natural minor is specifically 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7

Melodic minor is specifically 1 2 b3 4 5 6 7

Harmonic minor is specifically 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 7

Dorian (1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7) is also a minor scale, as is Phrygian (1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7).

I'm not sure, but I think Superlocrian (1 b2 b3 3 b5 b6 b7) is technically a diminished scale, not minor. Can anyone confirm/correct this?

Edit: Lol, maybe this should be in Musicians Talk.
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Major, Blues, Blues Minor, Minor/Minor 13th Arpeggio. In that order.
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To the above post.
Usually if you're just refering to "minor" (which will be Aeolian) then it's common term is "natural minor", however you sound much more "profesional" calling it Aeolian.
minor blues, major blues...phrygian, ole!!!
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Minor Pentatonic. I can do **** off of that for hours.
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hard to say because i always add notes in here and there when i solo. but i guess i like the pentatonic the best because its a good "base scale" in the sense that its good to start off with and add notes too. and then you can always come back to it and sound good. plus it has a powerful sound to it.
Minor scales in general, my favourite right now is Melodic Minor, but I also used diminished, harmonic minor, and phrygian (with a sharpened 3rd for all ye dethsters)
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I laughed tho...haha
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Minor Pentatonic and Ionian....bet you didn't see that one comin eh?......eh?....EH?
Using the pentatonic minor as your base scale and adding certain notes to it to flavor in other scales / modes is a fun time. Someone up there mentioned this... I do it a lot with natural minor, blues, and PHRYGIAN!