#1
Hey all,

I've been playing guitar for years and never really took it serious. Since I'm a senior and don't do anything in school I thought I would take guitar a bit serious now.

I love Thrash Metal period. I don't care about other types of Metal. What scales are commonly used in Thrash Metal? I love solos done by Alex Skolnick from Testament, before he left and came back for the new album.

I'm lost so any help would be appreciated.

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#3
Harmonic Minor

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#7
phrygian
harmonic minor
minor pentatonic
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just saying so you dobnt get yelled at by mods , look through the forums area to find the right place to post, just saying next time you make a thread put it in the right place, your new here but you know got to keep evereything organized
and i know hammet used phrigian alot
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#10
All the best thrash incorporates feck all music theory

i.e.

Celtic Frost
Mutilator
Sarcofago

Just play what feels right.
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and i know hammet used phrigian alot

I thought he used random notes with a wah over it.
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I thought he used random notes with a wah over it.

live maybe, but early work like fade to blacks prominent intro has a phrygian piece that sticks out to me, but i pretty sure studio wise he played phrygian,except for kill 'em all which is not the same playing style hammet uses imo
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Don't ask the pit, no one plays guitar here.
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#16
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All the best thrash incorporates feck all music theory


iiiiiiiiiii'm gonna have to go ahead and agree with you there. that said i barely listen to much thrash anymore as it is.
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#17
Where should I post for now on, mainly scale related questions.

I don't like Hammet's work at all.
#18
If you have questions about metal music, use the metal forum.

Scales commonly found in thrash metal:
Phyrgian
Harmonic Minor
Natural Minor (Aeolian)
Chromatic
Locrian
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#19
Pentatonic minor, blues minor, harmonic minor, aeolian mode aka natural minor. phyrgian dominant for some bad ass islam style stuff.

Alex Skolnick does have some cool solos, quite a unique styles hes got there.