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guitargod
post Apr 9 2007, 08:01 AM
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i was at a bookshop that day when i saw a book that says the ultimate scale book u ever need,so i was hearing ppl say that we need to practice playing the scales,so what are the scales that is a must know for the guitarist??


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post Apr 9 2007, 09:42 AM
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The essential ones are major and minor pentatonic as well as the full major and minor. Get those down so you don't even have to think about where the notes are. You want to be able to play in any position in any key.
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post Apr 9 2007, 12:56 PM
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especially if you want to become a guitar god wink.gif

however, this also depends on your style
i play blues stuff, so i definetely need to have the blues scale, and for passing notes i use notes from minor and major scales (or whichever notes sound good)

i think a must for every guitar player is the pentatonic scale, or at least the box, its the basic solo box and the easiest to use


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post Apr 9 2007, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE (moorkop @ Apr 9 2007, 12:56 PM) *
especially if you want to become a guitar god wink.gif

however, this also depends on your style
i play blues stuff, so i definetely need to have the blues scale, and for passing notes i use notes from minor and major scales (or whichever notes sound good)

i think a must for every guitar player is the pentatonic scale, or at least the box, its the basic solo box and the easiest to use

thanks for the advice dude,but can u elaborate more on the basic solo box? what do u mean by box?


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post Apr 9 2007, 03:14 PM
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a box, the pentatonic box is a part of the fretboard on which you play the scale
i'm not a theory instructor so i bet andrew can explain this a thousand times better

here some boxes are discussed:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...?showtopic=3304

you also see a few images of boxes (of major scales)

if you see the beginner guitar lessons kris also explains some boxes
i'm not sure which exact lessons those are but if you look around you'll find them


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post Apr 9 2007, 03:16 PM
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QUOTE (guitargod @ Apr 9 2007, 09:57 AM) *
thanks for the advice dude,but can u elaborate more on the basic solo box? what do u mean by box?


box = scale for a particular position on the nech. Each scale has a number of boxes (one for every note in the scale in fact) so you have a variety of boxes for each scale. The idea is you learn a selection of these and then you can connect them together into runs up and down the neck. In terms of which to learn I would echo what has been said above, and suggest the following order:

1. Pentatonic - easy to learn and will get you far in soloing
2. Major & Minor - adds depth for songs that aren't really suited to pentatonic, and give you options for passing notes as moorkop says)

At this stage you are in great shape if you have learned all the boxes. Then you want to add variety as follows:

3. Harmonic Minor, Melodic Minor - a couple of scale variations that might work well for songs with a specific feel
4. Major modes - this is where you start to add a lot of variety to your note selection

By now you are an awesome guitar playing dude, now if you want to start getting wierd ....

5. Exotic scales - there are hundreds of them.

I use the Guitar Grimoire as a scale and modes reference, there is a specific book in the series devoted to it.


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