Superimposing the locrian scale on a minor pentatonic gets you to what is commonly referred to as the "blues scale" (1 b3 4 #4 5 b7). This is a hexatonic scale (6 notes). Now, there is no one "blues scale" but this is the most common definition of the term "blues scale".
If you want to get into SRV he played notes that worked with the chords not just notes from a scale. He was more a: 1 2 b3 3 4 #4 5 6 b7 kinda guy...just playing what worked.
Hope that helps explain things. I know theory can make your head spin. I spent my first year of music school with a headache the size of Teas from my Harmony classes. God bless!
Perhaps from a theory standpoint, this is how one gets there. But from your own explanation, he's not actually playing locrian scales - right?
I was just pointing out the link between the blues scale and the locrian mode. Not so much talking just about Lincoln Brewster's playing. Actually, I'm not very familiar with his stuff. I've heard a few of his cuts, but can't recall exactly what he was playing.
Ah yes - thanks for that. I'm not very schooled in theory.
You're on a rolllllllllll. (Sorry, had to turn off the delay in favor of revvveeerrrbb.)
anyone try out Strymon pedals? Bucket Brigade?
Absolutely awesome, but I'm not sure the price point is justified if all you need is a basic delay. They have a tape echo and a regular echo and they have superior sound quality and a few doodads beyond the basics. They base it on a digital imitation of the original bucket brigade chips and frankly, they're much better sounding. But for the price point, you have to decide if that's what you need. They're $299 and frankly, a Carbon Copy or Malekko 616 would more than work for most people at $149. Or even the Hardwire that I have is full of features and only $159. Now their chorus - that would be worth looking into.
Sorry I meant the Strymon Brigadier but I guess you knew what I meant! Anyways, I've been trying one out...I had some cool stuff going with it and then I changed a setting now I cant find that sweet spot anymore. ARGH!
Also found a Boss DM 2 in a box of stuff at church that no one thought worked! I'm so new to the world of delay...I've got a LOT of learning!
I'm trying to gradually reach a compromise with my non-use of guitar effects. I've started using an overdrive pedal recently on occasion. Now, how might I incorporate a delay pedal if I'm playing mostly off of a lead sheet with chord symbols but without written guitar cues on songs I haven't heard before? Do any of you ever "wing it" while using a delay? (OT: Why are chorus and flanger bad now? I've gotten funny looks. I haven't had long hair or worn spandex in several years, so it can't be that.) Trying to decide if a used Small Clone or a used MXR CC would be a more effective waste of that $50 that I never seem to have at hand.