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Exploring the Diminished Scale with Alex Skolnick

The diminished scale is a highly useful resource for adding spice to solos, creating unique licks and formulating modernist note sequences.Confusion often stems from the misunderstanding of the term, as it is often misused to describe the type of licks found in FIGURE 1. This arrangement of notes, which fall in minor third intervals, represents a diminished seven arpeggio, which consists of... …

Metal Allegiance to Launch Self-Titled Debut Album at BackStory Live Interview Event

BackStory, a series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces metal heavyweights David Ellefson (Megadeth), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Mark Menghi of Metal Allegiance as upcoming guests for an exclusive live interview focusing on the band’s self-titled debut album, and much more. ... …