What exactly is a melodic minor scale? It’s something that makes solos sound interesting and different; but not so different to make them sound wrong.
Posts by Darrin Koltow:
So far in this series we’ve been finding scales to play over major chords. Now we’re going to work out some scales to play over dominant chords.
In this third part of Darrin’s Scales to Use for Soloing, we’re going to build on previous scales and try for a more blues sound and feel.
Is the C major pentatonic the only scale you can use over a progression in C major? Thankfully, no. We have many choices.
Let’s get into a topic that gets a lot of guitarists excited, and some maybe a little frustrated: scales to use for soloing.
No matter what you see or hear in notated music, there are only three types of chords, as they relate to key centers: tonic, dominant and subdominant.
You don’t need to know a bazillion chords in order to make music. In fact, there are only three you need to know: the tonic, dominant and subdominant.
The “Big Picture” of making music helps you understand how music works. Without that, then scales, chords and maybe even songs will make no sense.