#3
I like harmonic minor scales... They can be really nasty sounding, but you're going to get more "darkness" or whatnot by phrasing. EX: If you use the right phrasing it's easy to make a minor scale sound major. If you phrase almost any scale right you can do whatever with it, some are harder than other though!
#5
Nothing's more evil than the Locrian scale.

usually when you want a scale that's darker you'd choose a scale with more flats in it.
#6
Quote by PanHead
Nothing's more evil than the Locrian scale.

usually when you want a scale that's darker you'd choose a scale with more flats in it.



+1 to Locrian.


You literally cant get much darker/deeper than this scale considering it has 5 flats in it, the most out of any other form of scale.
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#7
try playing using the chromatic scale, that can sound very evil and bizarre if you do it right. Also throw in some tritone intervals.
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#8
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
try playing using the chromatic scale, that can sound very evil and bizarre if you do it right. Also throw in some tritone intervals.


+1

Play in whatever scale but put chromatic notes in there and do a chromatic line or two. I was having the same problem as you and that is what I did to help it out, besides watching Marty Friedman's Melodic Control.
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#9
phyrogan ,,, think its spelt like that,,,take major scale and start from the 3rd interval (i think) and yu have it, used in metal a lot
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#10
Quote by Metalcoresoul
+1 to Locrian.


You literally cant get much darker/deeper than this scale considering it has 5 flats in it, the most out of any other form of scale.


Actually, the most flats is the altered scale, at 6 flats. It's the 7th mode of the melodic minor, meaning it has a b4th.. which is basically a major third, so it has what sounds like a major third and a minor third.. it's downright confusing.

Hit up the locrian, or Phrygian scales.
#11
The rictor scale.
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The rictor scale.


Do you mean the Richter scale? Try harder next time.
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#13
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start at an E then follow with a B and a Bb...

i like a natural minor scale then throw some (half step drops) notes from a diminished scale in there.. and land on a 5b
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