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Silent Night 6 6 2006-06-06 20:33

Buckethead style?
Alright, I wanna see if you guys would know.....What types of scales, patterns does Buckethead use on his lead styles? I've got down several of his scales and I've got much of the alternate picking style down, but on songs like Botnus, Whitewash, or basically any live song by him, when he goes absolutely berserk and just shreds, do any of you guys know what types of scales and shit he uses?

For example, at 1:42 or so in this video:

davie_gravy 2006-06-06 22:31

He's just rippin on the modes.

That first shred shape pattern was


then he just rips on modally.

Unanything 2006-06-07 09:29

I think it's important to learn scales so that you know them when you hear them. And you should really learn that the modes are just scales within scales. Then you won't go around asking what scale is which when it is the mode of one you already know well.

Last night I watched that Memoirs Of A Geisha. I pickep out the Japanese pentatonics on the samisen. They played Chinese at one point. Strange I thought...

MorbidGuitar 2006-07-11 00:43

Buckethead? the one that sings "lime time"???

k13m 2006-07-11 07:18

most slower parts are pure minor (or the modes for the pure minor scale)
i think theres also some blues scale in there (not sure cuz i dont realy know that scale very well)

some fast parts and sweeping sound like harmonic minor to me

this is based on what i hear from 1:42 in the song u posted

h4x5k8 2006-07-12 12:04

Originally Posted by MorbidGuitar
Buckethead? the one that sings "lime time"???

he doesnt sing.

Doktorskell 2006-07-12 21:04

Yeah, the fggt just puts a fucking fried chicken bucket on his head and plays guitar

rapeandruin 2006-08-05 20:09

Originally Posted by Doktorskell
Yeah, the fggt just puts a fucking fried chicken bucket on his head and plays guitar

well I'm sure he is a fuck load better than you'll ever be.

Mortal_Lament 2006-08-08 11:04


davie_gravy 2006-08-09 09:27

Despite what anyone says about Buckethead (and his image/setup), he's one of the fastest, most creative guitar players of today.

Mortal_Lament 2006-08-09 11:59

Oh definatly one of the most creative guitarists i know, not to mention most people know what he looks like, and how he acts

its just wierd, but, pretty cool if you ask me

rapeandruin 2006-08-09 19:28

some of his stuff is just plain weird...i.e. ones with people talking (not singing) in them and little kids and adults talking...buckethead toystore comes to mind.but other shit of his rules like a mother fucker! Binge and Grab...I come in peace...the ballad of bucket...

StoboCopter 2008-10-28 10:52

BucketHead and Bootsy Collins - best rock persona
Buckethead and Bootsy Collins are the best rock personas in the biz. their rock the vote spot confirms it.

Any competition???

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