Most common scales


#1

Im working on moving chunks of 6 notes on two strings ascending and descending. Alt picking

Im using the common 3nps major/shapes because im sure I will get lots of future mileage.

Im going to assume after that I would want some harmonic minor.

I also use pentatonic of course

Im looking fall into scorps, slash with a hit of that harmonic minor.

Is there another scale I should be thinking about.

As far as modes go they are already covered in the major shapes

Im more talking about exotic but fairly heavily used.
Like diminished etc


#2

like 99% of that is going to be covered by natural minor, dorian, harmonic minor, and then of course adding the b5 note

with Slash you will get a little of the major/minor blues thing maybe

on occasion maybe a diminished run or a nice chromatic ascending lick

VH would do symmetrical stuff some http://www.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/symmetical-scales-1202-2011.aspx


#3

Ahhh, good call I forgot about Eddie.
Defo need to go investigate some of his stuff now that I have some understanding


#4

as far as the top 3 strings he often used what you might call a ‘Dorian blues’ fingering…very convenient symmetrical

tons of guys have VH themed channels etc


#5

I actually bought those play like Eddie vids years back but lost them