#1
I'll use a G diminished.
Do you use this?
e|----------------------------9-12-------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------8-11-------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------6-9--------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------5-8-------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------4-7------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-3-6-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Or this?
e|-------------------------------9-12----------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------11-----------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------9-12---------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------11---------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------10-13-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-9-12----------------------------------------------------------------------|

Obviously, the first one has more range to it but is much more difficult to play.
Although, I guess you could, if you wanted the two more notes bad enough, slide down from nine to 6 and 3, or from 3 to 6 up to nine and continue the easy way...
Thoughts?
Last edited by Pantera90 at Jun 19, 2008,
#2
...or you could look at what notes are in the scale and play them all across the fretboard.
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#3
how do you go about knowing what notes are in the scale do you actually memorize the interval formula or do you just remember you have to go up a whole step then a half step or vice versa? it seems like it would be kind of hard expecially if your improvising to think of what notes are in the scale.
#4
I don't get what you're asking? To know what notes are in a scale you should learn the interval formula otherwise you'll need your guitar and a lot of time to figure out what notes are in a scale in any given key.

When I improvise i think of what i need to be playing and the feel of the song. I don't think of every note i play but if the changes i'm playing over are in C major i'll use C Ionian and if a G major chord is coming up i'll keeping playing the C major scale but try to land on a G or B or D or something.
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#5
Those aren't diminished scales, but rather diminished arpeggios. The diminished scale consists of either alternating half and whole steps, or whole and half steps.
#6
Yes, all you are playing are dim7 arpeggios, which are just four minor 3rd interval stacked on top of each other.
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