#1
Hey guys i really wanna start soloing and soloing over the same pentatonic and the dorian scale gets very boring very quick. Can you guys recommend me some scales to learn, a UG lesson for scales, a site for scales, or some other improv lead ideas.

If this didnt make sence im sorry lol. Its 4AM over here.
#3
There are no boring scales, only boring players. Instead of worrying about the scale you're using you should think about how it is you're actually using that scale. Are you using interesting intervals to get the sound you want and moving around the fretboard fluidly , or are you just mechanically following the patterns up and down?
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#4
Steven's right, there's so much more to composing a solo than just widdling up and down scales.

I find that composing a melody usually starts out as either a tune in my head or a result of experimentation.
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There are no boring scales, only boring players. Instead of worrying about the scale you're using you should think about how it is you're actually using that scale. Are you using interesting intervals to get the sound you want and moving around the fretboard fluidly , or are you just mechanically following the patterns up and down?


Actually I just need more material to work with.
I do a geat job on improv, its fluid, sounds great and most of all i have alot of fun with it. I just think that it would be more unique if I threw in some more scales.

I dont noob my way up and down the scales.
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#8
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Actually I just need more material to work with.
I do a geat job on improv, its fluid, sounds great and most of all i have alot of fun with it. I just think that it would be more unique if I threw in some more scales.

I dont noob my way up and down the scales.


It's not as simple as "throwing in more scales". The scale you use will be determined by the underlying harmony. What you need to do is learn the major scale inside and out, all over the fretboard, in every key, as well as the theory behind it.
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It's not as simple as "throwing in more scales". The scale you use will be determined by the underlying harmony. What you need to do is learn the major scale inside and out, all over the fretboard, in every key, as well as the theory behind it.


I was just simplifying it.
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