Punk Rock Scales ?


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11/03/2001 3:18 pm
Is there anyone here who can tell me what exactly the punk rock scales are. im really not sure. a tab would be nice.
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11/03/2001 4:06 pm
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..
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11/04/2001 7:21 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 :(
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11/05/2001 7:29 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!!!
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11/07/2001 12:59 am
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.



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11/11/2001 12:42 am
here's a good site for NOFX tabs
http://www.sci.fi/~k129875/nofx.htm

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.
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11/18/2001 1:37 pm
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
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11/18/2001 3:24 pm
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!



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11/20/2001 4:41 am
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
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11/21/2001 1:49 pm
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
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11/22/2001 4:41 pm
What does "Pentatonic" mean??
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11/29/2001 1:13 pm
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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05/03/2023 6:04 pm

Punk rock was heavily inspired by Folsom prison blues. Rock evolved into punk from a lot of artists from that song by early or mid 70s. I was born in early 80s so I donno when punk started. They say late 70s, I don’t believe that, there was likely tons of underground punk bands in late 60s. 


 I’d say punk is in minor n major pentatonic. It’s like simple blues but very fast. They used its simplicity for any kinda of expression in writing. I’m a punk rock singer/ emo / pop punk/ hardcore etc.


 I only play songs on acoustic. I’m Mainly a tenor singer/frontman, but I started guitar in 3rd grade, longview by GD changed my life, never heard a bass riff like that, n I felt its freedom, I was rebel since I was 7/8.  Now I’m a professional singer. Music changes/ saves lives, it’s god to me n I’m not religious whatsoever. 


Hope that makes sense. 


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05/23/2023 7:59 am

Hi Guys, Punk rock, known for its raw energy and rebellious spirit, is characterized by its distinctive sound and aggressive guitar-driven music. While punk rock often focuses more on power chords and fast-paced riffs rather than intricate scales, there are a few scales that can be associated with the genre.


The most commonly used scale in punk rock is the pentatonic scale, particularly the minor pentatonic scale. Its simplicity and versatility make it perfect for creating catchy and aggressive guitar hooks. Punk rock guitarists often rely on the minor pentatonic scale to produce gritty and edgy melodies that complement the genre's intensity.


In addition to the pentatonic scale, punk rock occasionally incorporates elements of the blues scale, which adds a hint of bluesy flavor to the music. This scale can infuse punk rock with a slightly darker and more expressive tone.


Ultimately, while scales may not be as prevalent in punk rock as in other genres, the pentatonic and blues scales offer a solid foundation for creating memorable and high-energy punk rock music. The essence of punk lies in its attitude and energy, and it's through the relentless power of the instruments and lyrics that the genre truly shines.


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06/17/2023 12:23 pm

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08/14/2023 7:41 am

Sure thing!


Punk rock scales aren't really a specific set of scales like in other genres. Punk is more about attitude and energy rather than adhering to traditional scales. Power chords and simple progressions are common in punk music. 


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09/28/2023 1:28 pm

Punk rock's influence extended beyond music, shaping fashion with its iconic leather jackets and mohawk hairstyles. It's a genre that openly challenges societal norms and institutions, channeling frustration and anger into a desire for change. Punk's impact on music and culture is undeniable, giving rise to various subgenres and inspiring countless musicians and artists. Over the years, it has evolved, blending with other genres and continuing to shape the musical landscape.


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10/25/2023 4:54 am

Punk rock is still alive and evolving today, with many bands and artists that continue to play punk music or incorporate punk elements into their sound. Punk rock is also celebrated and commemorated by various events, festivals, documentaries, books, magazines, and websites. Punk rock is more than just a music genre; it is a philosophy, a lifestyle, and a movement that has influenced generations of musicians and fans.


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10/25/2023 3:30 pm

Check out Idles band if you like punk, they don't identify purely as punk rock but they certainly grabbing attention.   


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