#1
so, i've only recently been checking out different scales after playing guitar for a while. a good friend suggested the pentatonic major, but i found it too blusey when i played it so another friend suggester the minor scale. i don't know if it's natural or harmonic or whatever. here's the thing, i don't know jack about theory, but i saw that the pentatonics are way easier to memorize. there's just 5 different ones and with the minor scales there's like a thousand, how am i supposed to learn all of them? and if you suggest music theory, i would be grateful if you could throw a link of some online. anywhoo, this is the site that i've been lookin for scales:
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?qqq=12&scch=C&scchnam=Harmonic+Minor&get2=Get&choice=1
#2
Kirk Hammett uses the blues scale all the time. Just give it a try.
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#3
i know he does, but i have more success with the minor scale
does he use the minor pentatonic or major or a mixture?
#4
that site you're using doesn't appear to be giving the actual scales. And i'm not quite sure what you actually want tbh. I recomend learning the pentatonic minor scale, blues scale, major, minor, and harmonic minor. after that, anything you fancy learning...

melodic minor is the natural minor scale going up, and the harmonic minor scale coming down (or it might be the other way round...hmmm), just so you know :P

here's a good scales site: www.myguitarsolo.com
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so, i've only recently been checking out different scales after playing guitar for a while. a good friend suggested the pentatonic major, but i found it too blusey when i played it so another friend suggester the minor scale. i don't know if it's natural or harmonic or whatever. here's the thing, i don't know jack about theory, but i saw that the pentatonics are way easier to memorize. there's just 5 different ones and with the minor scales there's like a thousand, how am i supposed to learn all of them? and if you suggest music theory, i would be grateful if you could throw a link of some online. anywhoo, this is the site that i've been lookin for scales:
http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?qqq=12&scch=C&scchnam=Harmonic+Minor&get2=Get&choice=1


The natural minor scale contains 2 more notes than the pentatonic minor, that's all. Typically on the guitar a scale will contain between 5 and 7 notes, those notes just appear all over the place.

To understand scales you need to do two things - learn the notes on the fretboard and leran the intervals of the major scale and how to apply them. Once you've done that you'll be able to apply that knowledge to the rest of the theory knowledge you may need.
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how am i supposed to learn all of them?


Basically you learn the major scale. That will give you a lot of what you need to
know about minor too nearly for free (when someone says minor, generally that
means natural minor). Pentatonic major and minor follow from this too, as do
"the modes". That right there will give 80-100% of what you're likely to need to
know about scales and why you don't have to memorize thousands of them.
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melodic minor is the natural minor scale going up, and the harmonic minor scale coming down (or it might be the other way round...hmmm), just so you know :P]


Melodic minor is a natural minor scale with raised 6th and 7th degrees. Historically, when descending, the sixth degree was flattened for a smoother transition to the fifth, but this is rarely done in modern times.
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