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post Feb 25 2008, 12:26 AM
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Hey guys. Wondering if any of you more knowledgeable and experienced players can help me out with this. I'm trying to analyze the solo from Metallica's Master of Puppets, and I can't figure out what scale is being used for it. Looks to me like it's some sort of a mix between a minor scale and a blues scale. Am I on the right track? I've attached a screenshots of the tabs for the solo.

BTW, Ouch! Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=546KjKMB9kw

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post Feb 25 2008, 12:32 AM
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Looks mainly E minor- i see some 7# there too making those parts E harmonic minor (for a little bit of added flavour i guess)

edit: yeh that video is hilarious i have it favourited lmao

i should probably explain - the note that makes it hamonic minor would be where the D# appears, it may seem like it doesnt sound quite right with the rest of it. A normal E minor scale would have a natural D (minor 7th). SO if both appear (didnt scan thoroughly) then Kirk is swapping and using both.

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post Feb 25 2008, 02:57 PM
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I agree with Deeproots here, looks to me like mainly E minor scale smile.gif


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post Apr 5 2008, 10:12 PM
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Yeah Em, just like 95 % of the rest of his solos haha.


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post Apr 5 2008, 11:52 PM
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yep Em Pentatonic
the majority of Metallica's earlier solos were done with the pentatonic scale. Same goes with a lot of similar bands from that time period.

Because of the small number of notes in the scale, a lot of his solos sound the same, but they rock if you ask me... he's my biggest influence by far
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