What scale is this solo based around?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by SeeBread, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. SeeBread


    May 12, 2013
  2. 1958Bassman


    Oct 20, 2007
    Identify the under-lying chords and find the notes that are common and compatible to them.
  3. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    to my ear it sounds like straight Aeolian minor, with maybe a few leading tones thrown in. the kicker is that the chords don't sound diatonic, making the solo notes sound non-diatonic. If you strictly listen to the solo and the intervals at which it moves in relation to tonic, and not the chords underneath, you might understand what I'm trying to say.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Honestly, I think the dude playing that solo didn't give even a second's thought to what scales he's using. I think it's just as 1958Bassman said, he used the chords to decide what notes to play. Starts out as a minor pentatonic blues thing, but branches out to much more than that later on in the solo.
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