View Full Version : Punk Rock Scales ?
11-03-2001, 09:18 AM
Is there anyone here who can tell me what exactly the punk rock scales are. im really not sure. a tab would be nice.
11-03-2001, 10:06 AM
punk rock scales?
im not too sure there are any scales dedicated to
punk rock...but im not big on scales either....
I think that I've noticed that a lot of punk rock
solos tend to follow the vocal melody.
if that helps any..
11-04-2001, 01:21 PM
i know that there arent any dedicated punk rock scales but some r used a lot in NOFX and Bad Religion stuff. i think its some of the pentatonic scales but im not sure :(
11-05-2001, 01:29 PM
Johnny RAMONES once said that if you play loud enough, any guitar sounds the same, so get an amp that goes to eleven, crank it, and play fast pentatonics, yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!
11-06-2001, 06:59 PM
Punk solos are generally pretty minimalist. No tapping or pinch harmonics. Use a pentatonic scale (plenty of info on that on this site) and don't play too many notes.
11-10-2001, 06:42 PM
here's a good site for NOFX tabs
They're really acurate and there's almost every song tabbed.
to the guy that said punk doesn't use tapping or p. harmonics...listen to the Living End...Chris Cheney is one of the best guitarists out there today.
11-18-2001, 07:37 AM
ive leanred the pentatonic scales like u guys said and i learned the major scale and my speed has come on a lot. thnx ! :D
11-18-2001, 09:24 AM
For the most part Punk rock contains no soloing. The emphasis is not on guitar heroism, ut rather on the message of social change. Therefore, I would guess that it would be hard to find a punk rock scale?
Although, some bands do use them a bit. Check out TriggerHappy, or check out the Satanic Surfers. Those are two bands which come to mind. Oh and Strung OUt does a kiss ass version of Bark at the Moon by none other. You can find that song on the Punk goes Metal Cd. Check it out. There is stuff on Pantera to G and R
I suggest trying to put solos into punk rock. You may get a mass following!
To My wife, the six string!
11-19-2001, 10:41 PM
If it's tension your looking to impart in your music , try a min7b5 scale. You can also try the locrian mode . that's the major scale started on the 7th note
11-21-2001, 07:49 AM
My take for punk soloing is rod-rodded Chuck Berry riffs...It even helps to be in the wrong position, or out of tune..Perhaps not out of tune, the power chords wouldn't sound good..Micro-bends, scratches and scrapes, dry signal, and certainly no Van Halenisms..It takes skill to play with attitude, but you can get by with less skill and more attitude.. Most try to over-play, but with punk, less is best.. Most punkers don't get past I, III, V stuff, and your forget about 7th, 9th, 13th..But flatted 5th chords are so wrong they are cool. Also try duct-taping two, three, or all your fingers together.. That should cure over-playing..Scales? You don't need no stinking scales..Don't think about fretboard equations..Break the rules, brave new musical landscapes await...
If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck----Odds are it's a duck. Danny Partridge
What does "Pentatonic" mean??
11-29-2001, 07:13 AM
I'm sure you'll get a better, more theoretically corect answer soon, but the basis is simple. Pentatonic scale is a scale consisting of five different notes. Major pentatonic scale in the key of C is C,D,E,G,A. Minor pentatonic scale in the key of A is A,C,D,E,G. Those two are relative, meaning C major pent. soloing over A minor, dominant ( or their extensions, which you most likely won't frequent in punk ), as long as you stress the A minor tonality. Obviously, it works vice versa as well.
You can add other notes to the scale, thus adding various "spices" to a solo or a phrase. Just remember that too many spices disguise or ruin the natural taste, and you don't want your solos to sound like random clusters of notes ( although...) Treat it well and it will give you years of fun. And then try some Locrian.........NOT! :eek:
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