Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
When it comes to things like that I usually just think of it as adding/replacing another note in the scale. When I try to play those scales they usually end up sounding a little silly, so I just use 'outside' notes when I feel like it. Bending into a diatonic note from an outside note always sounds cool too. I guess you could say I take the Marty Friedman approach; why bother learning all these scales that don't sound good half the time when you can use your ears?
Examples I like to do a fair bit in nat minor is the maj 7th (Obviously), the blues note, and the maj 3rd.