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Old 2005-12-28, 22:00
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scales to learn etc

ive been playing for about a year now and can come up with some pretty good stuff for my exp.

but what i want to know is , i cant read sheet music for guitar but what scales and excersices should i be learning for the intermidiate death metal player
im guessing alot of solos are built on scales and i can improve on them if i know the average scales played

any help much appreciated
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Old 2005-12-28, 22:21
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Firstly, I'm going to save you from a flaming. Please use the search feature first, and browse the forum before posting a question on a topic already covered. Learn some diminished and harmonic minor scale patterns, as well as your minor sweep arpeggios and I think you should be all set.
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Old 2005-12-29, 00:11
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thanks , i did read post and use the search. i can never find a straight forward answer , just needed some more info
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Old 2005-12-29, 02:03
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thanks , i did read post and use the search. i can never find a straight forward answer , just needed some more info


Jackson pretty much said it for death metal. Minor scales - natural, harmonic, etc - The Diminished Bastard - Whole/Half, Half/Whole. Learn the major scale too, it will help build tension or help resolve it. Don't limit yourself!
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natural, harmonic, melodic minor, major. diminished. also, learn how to play each double octave, it helps alot. remeber that each scale has its own unique set of modes. make sure u use these. remeber the patterns for the scales. once u learn the double octave, then start to try and sweep.
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ORRRR.....

Make up your own!
Of course, they won't be entirely made up because each has a name in theory but...

It's most fascinating when you get your scale's modes as well. You can get some wild tonalities.

[------------1-]
[------0-3-4---]
[0-2-3---------]

Here's one that I've been playing around in. One of it's modes is very pentatonicky. It's brilliant.

What's the melodic minor's formula again?
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What's the melodic minor's formula again?


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Some of the tritone stuff works as well, but don't ask me I'm not a theory expert. Hence half the threads in this music theory forum are mine :P. Hope I helped some. I don't know about melodic minor for death metal, just doesn't seem to give the same feel, but maybe I just use it wrong. Also, don't forget your chord inversions and such.

[EDIT] Also, I forgot to mention, use diminished arpeggios to add a nice lead elemen to your uber brutality.
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Old 2006-01-01, 18:20
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can you kinda explain what whole/half half/ whole
its whole step half step half step etc...?
i tried to find tab to this deminished bastard but no go

is it like

124
013
023

yea im confused with this
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