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post Oct 22 2007, 06:54 AM
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whenever I try to compose a solo they generally end up sounding too bluesy. Does anyone have any suggestions to make my solos sound more like rock either in minor pentatonic or any other scale thanks
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post Oct 22 2007, 07:13 AM
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Play faster?! No just kidding, I've got the same problem


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post Oct 22 2007, 07:27 AM
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Use different scales maybe? What scales do you use?
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post Oct 22 2007, 07:29 AM
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Yeah, just use major or natural minor scales to get rid of the "blues sound"


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post Oct 22 2007, 07:31 AM
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A really good question!
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Try to use another scale. For example, the dorian (or aeolian) scale has a minor feel without the flat five (blue note).


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post Oct 22 2007, 10:02 AM
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what about incorporating different techniques? like some tapping licks or some arpeggios.


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post Oct 22 2007, 10:04 AM
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Three note per string pentatonic licks might help too.


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post Oct 22 2007, 09:11 PM
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one word: phrygian


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post Oct 22 2007, 09:17 PM
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Yeah,try new scales,like Mixolydian etc.
And listen to various players,to extend your vocabulary smile.gif

New techniques as well wink.gif

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post Oct 22 2007, 09:47 PM
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Dorian and mixolydian indeed!
Using lots of "one-note-per-string" stuff can make it sound pretty kewl, and not bluesy at all.

Hey, why dont you try Wallimans metal head lesson?


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