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important scales for metal ?

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:56 am
by Fadi Mazboudi • 1 Post

hello guys , what do you think are the absolutely most important stuff to know (memorize fretboard) for metal and melodic metal, progressive metal/rock ?

ill give a few examples

minor and major arpeggios (5 positions) also mi7 and maj7
minor and major pentatonics, hexatonics
major scale (7nps)
harmonic minor (7nps)
melodic minor ?(is this used/important) ?

what else do you recommend/know ?


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RE: important scales for metal ?

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:47 am
by Guitar137335 • 8 Posts

In a lot of metal stuff they like to use the b5 (Blues scale) also add chromatic notes inbetween the scales. And in the minor scale try adding a major 3rd sounds pretty cool, also symmetrical scales and diminished.


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RE: important scales for metal ?

in PB Guitarstudio FORUMS Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:44 am
by Adam • 157 Posts

Hi Fadi,

Welcome to the FORUM! You are in the right place! Metal has become so diversified with all of the different genres, so your question is a difficult one to answer. Here is what I think:

1) LEARN EVERYTHING. ALL SCALES, ALL MODES.

2) If you are going for an "exotic" feel: Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor,,,,and Pebber's favorite: Hungarian Minor!

3) For that Joe Satriani, Steve Vai feel: Lydian & Mixolydian

4) Of course, some rapid-fire Pentatonics are very "metal," indeed!

ROCK ON!!!

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