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A good next step

Postby dancher » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:45 pm

I've been messin with minor pentatonic scales for quite a while, any ideas on a next step. also have been trying relative scales a little.
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RE: A good next step

Postby dancher » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:09 pm

I'll answer my own question and try some open tunings. the pentonic i was refering to was in standard.
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RE: A good next step

Postby ricochet » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:12 pm

I don't think anybody's ever worn out the standard blues scale.

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RE: A good next step

Postby dancher » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:17 pm

I've been having fun with that for about 2 years now. still finding new stuff. just trying to expand a little
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RE: A good next step

Postby ricochet » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:21 pm

It's always nice to try something a little different. Maybe even strange.

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RE: A good next step

Postby 1four5 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:29 am

The pentatonic patterns are the only scale I ever learned (so far). once I had the fretboard down, and understood transposing, I started using the major position, then started mixing them. I also like to transpose up to the IV and V chord's key over the changes. Pretty soon I stopped thinking scales and just played. When I went to open tuning, I started searching for my pentatonic scales, but pretty much blew that off and went with the "just play" ideal and have started doing a lot more chord riff type solos. I've gotten better at open tunings than I ever was in standard...but I couldn't tell you anything about what scales I use, because it's all come from trial and error or chord notes.
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RE: A good next step

Postby bignick » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:05 am

What's a scale? :)
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RE: A good next step

Postby rustyslide » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:13 am

>What's a scale? :)

It's that thing in the bathroom that you and/or your better half hates.
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RE: A good next step

Postby dancher » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:37 pm

Thanx guys, thats what I was starting to do the other day when I tuned one of my guitars to open G for slide[really just starting on that]. Sometimes I forget to just play and think I gotta learn a bunch of stuff first.
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