> hi-- fairly new to soloing. what scales or patterns do you players use? i
> have been playing with minor pentatonic and blues scales for sometime. i find i
> use major scales much better but am curious if anyone has a link to any good
> tabs for scale patterns or if anyone can give some advice? thanks, Scott
I'd say you've started in the right place. In my experience, when
starting out in soloing (all those years ago!), I tried to listen to as
much music as I could and attempt to play along to it. That taught me a
number of things. Firstly, it taught me to listen for and hear the key
that the song was in and secondly to get a feel for the 'harmonic
flavour' i.e. whether it was a major or minor etc.
Doing this alot over the last twenty or so years has given me a good
harmonic ear...you really get an innate feel for what to play and when
without thinking about it too much. And you'd be suprised how far you
can stretch a pentatonic minor so don't worry too much about knowing
loads of scales right away.
My 2 cents :o)