#1
Quick questions from a n00b to scales.

Say my buddy is playing a chord prog in E, like E A D or whatever. I'm playing some solo stuff over the progression. Do I change the key of scale I'm using when he changes chords, or do I stay with E scales since the key of the song/progression is E?
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#2
If the chord progression is in E major, play E major. You have all twelve tones at your disposal, but it takes years of practice and study to play out without sounding out.
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#3
Right. Makes sense. Thanks for the help.
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#4
If you're doing a I IV V progression you could always take the easy way out and use the E blues scale the whole time. But like Archeo said, all 12 tones will work. You just have to learn how to use them. Resolution is everything.

If you want to have some more fun, learn the E, A, and D mixolydian scales and use those scales to solo over the progression.


Actually.... Mixolydian would work if you were using dominant chords, so just use major scales for each of them..... But learn mixolydian anyway!!!

EDIT: Damnit it's not a I IV V!!!!! Ok, ignore everything I said. Just listen to the other guy. I'm so ashamed.
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#5
Haha. Actually, I meant to sayd E A B. I'm on crack. Thanks for your info man.
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