#1
Ok guys, so i finally have learned a variety of scales, but im hit with another problem...

How exactly would i go about applying them into my music (Mainly Solos and quick metal riffs?) I know how to play the actual scales, but i dont know how to incorporate them into my playing. any help would be appreciated.

Thanks guy!
#2
play the notes in the scale with a rhythym, repeat some of the notes, sequence them and such
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#4
ok, i see... kinda

so, imagine this:

E|-----------------------------
B|-------------20----------17
G|-----17-19-----20-19----

As a crappy example, would that work for the pentatonic scale? its the same figure, just shifting strings
Last edited by SMB13 at Oct 26, 2008,
#5
no that wouldnt work for the pentatonic scale because the semitone interval between the 20 and the 19 does not appear in the pentatonic scale. It may work as a lick in the major scale but deffinately not as a pentatonic lick.

Heres an example, take position one of the Major pentatonic in D

|-----------------------------------------10-12---|
|--------------------------------10-12------------|
|-------------------------9-11---------------------|
|-----------------9-12-----------------------------|
|----------9-12------------------------------------|
|-10-12--------------------------------------------|

any of those notes will work in a D maj progression. so work with them, encorporate slides hammer ons, pulloffs and vibrato. Find sequences within those notes that sound interesting to you and create musical ideas out of that. Simplest form of this would be playing through the notes using a shuffle rhythm.
#6
use your favourite licks you like and use different scales to make up the notes. You get different sound using the same patterns that you already know.
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|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------5b7-------------------------|
|--------------5-6-7--------7-----------------------|
|-5--5--5-8-----------------------------------------|


this is my latest i'm trying to work around, sounds blues-ey and cool. Not sure where I'd like to go from there just yet, but that's what makes me pick up the damn thing every day..

by the way I've NEVER tabbed before so sorry if it looks a bit crude..
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#8
Quote by bluesbreaker88
no that wouldnt work for the pentatonic scale because the semitone interval between the 20 and the 19 does not appear in the pentatonic scale. It may work as a lick in the major scale but deffinately not as a pentatonic lick.

Heres an example, take position one of the Major pentatonic in D

|-----------------------------------------10-12---|
|--------------------------------10-12------------|
|-------------------------9-11---------------------|
|-----------------9-12-----------------------------|
|----------9-12------------------------------------|
|-10-12--------------------------------------------|

any of those notes will work in a D maj progression. so work with them, encorporate slides hammer ons, pulloffs and vibrato. Find sequences within those notes that sound interesting to you and create musical ideas out of that. Simplest form of this would be playing through the notes using a shuffle rhythm.


ok, im starting to get it now... thanks guys
#9
try learning the scale all over the neck of the guitar its a really handy thing to know
#10
yeah knowing a scale does not mean just knowing the first position of A minor Pentatonic, the one everyone knows

Learn it all over the neck, and know the names of the notes
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Quote by SMB13
Ok guys, so i finally have learned a variety of scales, but im hit with another problem...

How exactly would i go about applying them into my music (Mainly Solos and quick metal riffs?) I know how to play the actual scales, but i dont know how to incorporate them into my playing. any help would be appreciated.

Thanks guy!

You use scales in the same way you use letters to make words, words to make sentences and sentences to make a story.

Read Josh Urban's Crusade articles in the columns section. Like Teh GIR learning a bunch of random single position scale patterns isn't "learning scales", you've just learned one small part of one aspect of a scale, namely where it appears on the guitar. You haven't actually learned much of anything about the scale itself.
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