#1October 22nd, 2006 · 06:04 PM
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Lead Scales
Ive been playing lead guitar for 5 or 6 years.The only scales I really know are the pentatonic scales. I would like to know more about some of the other scales like Mixolydian,Dorian etc.Can anyone help?
#2October 23rd, 2006 · 01:45 AM
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ok the mixolydian is based in g, this means that when you play from g, its all natural notes... so G mixolydian is:

G A B C D E F G

So comparing this to your major scale, the 7th is flattened, then you can use that rule for any other one... say mixolydian starting on C, its a C Major with flattened 7th, hence:

C D E F G A Bb C

Dorian is based in D, when you play D it's all natural notes, so D in the dorian mode is:

D E F G A B C D

So comparing it to the major scale, flattened 7th and flattened 3rd. This scale actually sounds more like a minor scale and should be compared to the minor scale but for theoretcial purposes we compare to major

Lydian is based in F

F G A B C D E F

So this one has a flattened 4th.

thats really all i know off by heart, i might have confused the lydian with the mixolydian, i can go back to my book and explain the the gypsie minors and stuff but yeah another time, hope this helps.
#3October 23rd, 2006 · 08:58 PM
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United States of America
there is a ton of websites that can help
http://www.myguitarsolo.com/
here is one there is a bunch more.
If you have guitar pro software it has all the scales, modes, and if you write a progression it'll tell you what scales/modes will fit in what areas(very cool).
#4October 23rd, 2006 · 11:54 PM
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United States of America
some more modal theory yeah
Modal Theory will help us understand how the relationship between

scales, and how they work as one to make our music.  The reason they

are called "modes" is they are not actually completely diffrent scales,

but diffrent "modes" of the same scale. If I'm confusing you don't

worry I'll explain some of this later.

 You should familiarize yourself with the names of the 7 modes and I

think it helps if you memorize them and in order.

  THEY ARE(IN ORDER)

    1.  Ionian    (i-o-nee-in)
    2.  Dorian    (door-e-in)
    3.  Phrygian    (fridge-e-in
    4.  lydian    (lid-e-in)
    5.  Mixolydian    (mix-o-lid-e-in)
    6.  Aeolian    (a-o-lee-in)
    7.  Locrian    (low-cree-in)

  Imo I would say these over and over until you have them down in order
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