Favorite Scales to use

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by 5intheface, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. 5intheface


    Dec 18, 2004
    Playing mostly blues and jazz and rock, I of course favor the minor penatonic and blues scale heavily. But I love the sound of the lydian and pure minor. I suppose those are modes technically though. It's tough to throw them into rock, but can make some cool stuff when you do.

    One of guitarists can freackin work a harmonic minor scale like nothing, I play spanish sounding stuff underneath, but that scale is cookin'!
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I like the ones that fit with the chord changes :p.
  3. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Whatever fits the chord changes.

    But I've said this somewhere else, it's more about chord tones, available tensions, and passing tones for me. That's how I think of soloing, rather than scales.
  4. I-Love-Ratm


    Feb 24, 2003
    "I find D Minor the saddest scale of all" anyone.......?
  5. 5intheface


    Dec 18, 2004
    No one has preferance for the sound of a scale? If you were to write a piece and wanted a sound you really liked, there isn't a scale that really appealed to your ears?

    I'm not being weird am I?
  6. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    It makes me weep instantly.:)