#1
I'm having trouble getting some evil/metally sounding solos. Everything I play just sounds...happy. Kind of like if blues weren't so mopey. I mess around using the major, natural minor and pentatonic scales, so are there any others recommended?
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#3
Listen to band with "evil" solos Then check it out from tabs etc. what you do differently and figure out.
#5
Quote by Symmetry4321
harmonic minor scales


+1


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#7
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Mostly minor scales and extra notes. So Em

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#8
So this be the scale I'm looking for?

I use the natural minor a lot, but it still just sounds like the sadder stuff Satriani plays.
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#9
Quote by Symmetry4321
harmonic minor scales

Agreed. Harmonic minor sounds very "evil".
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#11
Quote by Kid_Thorazine
you need to work on your phrasing, scales are only half the answer.


Could you elaborate on that? Or if it's a bit too complex, point me in the right direction to a decent guide?
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#12
you could at a few notes not in the scale. But don't go over board other wise it will sounds like a mess.
#13
Quote by Kornholic
Listen to band with "evil" solos Then check it out from tabs etc. what you do differently and figure out.


+1

Also work on phrasing, which is essential to soloing.

One of the best videos I've seen on soloing is this one; Marty Friedman's Melodic Control. An hour well worth spending!
#14
Quote by guitarplaya322
Agreed. Harmonic minor sounds very "evil".

I use it for the blues quite a bit! Doesn't really sound evil for that though
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#15
definitely harmonic minor stuff =] check out some yngwie malmsteen stuff he solos constantly on harmonic minor scales
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#17
When riffing, I use this scale a lot. It's one of the few middle eastern scales that translates to the western tuning. Still haven't found out what it's actually called though. I've learned it by playing Dick Dale, Behemoth, Children of Bodom and Megadeth.


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That's like one octave in C.
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#20
look into Phrygian scales, i love those.
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#22
Minor scales, with extra notes, and don't forget that #4th! #4th=Tritone.
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#23
Quote by Green_Jelly
When riffing, I use this scale a lot. It's one of the few middle eastern scales that translates to the western tuning. Still haven't found out what it's actually called though. I've learned it by playing Dick Dale, Behemoth, Children of Bodom and Megadeth.


-----------------
-----------------
-------------4-5-
-----2-3-5-6-----
-3-4-------------
-----------------


That's like one octave in C.


looks like a double harmonic major scale to me
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#24
pinch harmonics, reverb and minor scales usually does the trick, that could make westlife sound evil
#25
Quote by GoDrex
look into diminished scales...

+1.
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#27
Phygirian, Mixodolyan Aeolion, Lydian.
all are good metal modes.
except maybe for aeolion, thats more of a slash sounding mode because it consists of more minor pentatonic stuff.
but also, harmonic minors, and minor with a few major notes added always sound good too.
#28
Quote by metulkult
Phygirian, Mixodolyan Aeolion, Lydian.
all are good metal modes.
except maybe for aeolion, thats more of a slash sounding mode because it consists of more minor pentatonic stuff.
but also, harmonic minors, and minor with a few major notes added always sound good too.

Aeolian is pretty metal, you just need to know how to use it...
And please learn how to spell the modes.
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