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aerohit
post Jun 15 2007, 02:55 AM
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Hiya. In order to freely flirt with my guitar, I learned A major and all its modes all over the guitar. But I somehow am not able to produce the kind of noises that would please me. One of the probable reason is because I have not chosen the right scale. Can someone suggest what scale should I choose to begin with, to create some really tasty riffs and licks rock style.

To give a little hint, I like Led Zep, Metallica, Slash and all those rock and roll bands of the 70-80's. So probably some lightning on what scales they worked with would help.

Also, A minor pentatonic box seems to be a pretty popular box. May I know from which major scale,if at all, is it derived from?


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sb81
post Jun 15 2007, 07:44 PM
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Thanks Ben & Andrew... so for rock, playing a similar pattern X amount of times maybe followed by a more unique ending will give a more rock'ish sound?

I always end up doing bluesy sounding bends... guess I need to break that habit.
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Ben Howell
post Jun 15 2007, 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (sb81 @ Jun 15 2007, 07:44 PM) *
Thanks Ben & Andrew... so for rock, playing a similar pattern X amount of times maybe followed by a more unique ending will give a more rock'ish sound?

I always end up doing bluesy sounding bends... guess I need to break that habit.


No probs.

I wouldnt say you need to 'break' that habit for bending, you just need to know when to apply it, and certain rules for genres.

Take E minor pentatonic, and make some scalic patterns (patterns based on the scale) to get you from one area of the fretboard to the other.

check out this link for pattern playing:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=z9rAn6lzOxw


Im not an advocate of 'pattern playing' but it has its uses. Notice the pattern repeated.

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post Jun 15 2007, 08:27 PM
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Can you guys show me all the pentatonic scales i should learn?
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- aerohit   What Scales To Practise ?   Jun 15 2007, 02:55 AM
- - JVM   QUOTE (aerohit @ Jun 14 2007, 07:55 PM) H...   Jun 15 2007, 03:14 AM
- - AIB234   a minor pentatonic and minor pentatonic would be t...   Jun 15 2007, 03:32 AM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (AIB234 @ Jun 14 2007, 10:32 PM) a ...   Jun 15 2007, 03:59 AM
- - lespaulrocker   you'd probably want to learn the minor scale w...   Jun 15 2007, 06:58 AM
- - aerohit   Thanks for all the replies. But could someone plea...   Jun 15 2007, 08:44 AM
|- - Robin   QUOTE (aerohit @ Jun 15 2007, 07:44 AM) T...   Jun 15 2007, 09:10 AM
- - aerohit   Thanks Robin for the link. But now I have an even ...   Jun 15 2007, 10:16 AM
|- - benhowell   QUOTE (aerohit @ Jun 15 2007, 10:16 AM) T...   Jun 15 2007, 12:25 PM
||- - aerohit   QUOTE (benhowell @ Jun 15 2007, 04:55 PM)...   Jun 15 2007, 02:46 PM
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|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (aerohit @ Jun 15 2007, 05:16 AM) T...   Jun 15 2007, 02:42 PM
- - benhowell   This is actually quite a complex question (i was t...   Jun 15 2007, 03:15 PM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (benhowell @ Jun 15 2007, 10:15 AM)...   Jun 15 2007, 04:01 PM
- - sb81   People have said Minor pentatonic for rock... that...   Jun 15 2007, 06:11 PM
|- - benhowell   QUOTE (sb81 @ Jun 15 2007, 06:11 PM) Peop...   Jun 15 2007, 06:35 PM
|- - Andrew Cockburn   QUOTE (benhowell @ Jun 15 2007, 01:35 PM)...   Jun 15 2007, 06:58 PM
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