Phil Short gives an intro to utilizing both the whole-half and half-whole diminished scale patterns in this brief electric guitar lesson. If you have actually never ever dipped a toe in diminished waters, this is the ideal starting location and will soon have you adding some George Lynch and Marty Friedman-style spice to your lead solos! Phil’s go-to Elixir Strings are the OPTIWEB Covered electrics.
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Some of the most useful “exotic” scales for guitarists to add to their vocabulary are the diminished scales. They right away include a distinctly aggressive, mystical noise to solos and work fantastic in rock and metal circumstances and more. However decreased scales can be frightening to begin with.

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