i find it simpler to memorize scales first, and see the differences, hear the differnt pitches expressed and compare them. by doing this, your training your ear as well as memorizing the fret board, so why not just take the time to learn the scales first instead of playin something you heard on tv? if you can tell the differnce between a major, minor, and diminished scale, you can move them, and mix them in. jerry for example, uses a diminished scale in slipknot, repeatingly ging up and down it at the end of slipknot, just kind of mixing it in for effect. its common sense that all solo's are rooted in scales and chord triads. extracting melodies from your head works, but you have to improvize on them, im not saying just mixing 2 scales together woud create a melody, i agree you have to come up with one on your own.
as for the pentatonic, theirs really only a 2 note differnce between it and the blues,
i was taught the blues scale, and its become a habit of adding in those 2 extra flats on the A and G string.
i must say, your probrobly more skilled than i am, im only 16, and have only being playing alittle over 3 years, and i dont want to give anyone wrong advive, but, thats how i usually practice.
p.s - if your the guy that makes the tabs on this site, awsome job, and i have a request, can you get the tabs for sage $ spirit and blues for allah?i love those songs but their just not on here, also a few more tabs are missig, including mindbener, cant come down and king bee, though those songs arent very difficult to figure out.
if you dont make the tabs, thanks anyway, im just desperate for those songs, especially sage & spirit.
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