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bradnerc
post Sep 28 2012, 11:41 PM
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This may seem silly, but i am completely new to scales and how to read them. If anyone can shed some light on what order to play the notes on and any beginner info for this topic, it would be unbelievably appreciated!
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post Sep 29 2012, 05:39 AM
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QUOTE (bradnerc @ Sep 28 2012, 05:41 PM) *
This may seem silly, but i am completely new to scales and how to read them. If anyone can shed some light on what order to play the notes on and any beginner info for this topic, it would be unbelievably appreciated!


I'm pretty new as well, but here is what I know. A scale a a series of notes that sound good together and follow a certain pattern. The best place to start is the major scale. The major scale follows this pattern: whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step. The C major scale is: C D E F G A B. The G major scale is G A B C D E F#. You can find the notes of any major scale by starting at the root/key and apply the pattern.

Note that different scales have different patterns.

To use the scale generator, first select a key and type of scale. Your scale will be displayed in the picture. By default, the scale will be displayed as a 'box' or position. This shows you how to play the scale without moving your fretting hand up or down the neck. Just fret the string where the picture indicates, pluck that string and move on to the next one. Seven notes later and you've just played a scale!

If you click on the '>' button, you will move to the next position. Click on 'All' to see all positions at once.

Yes, you will want to memorize them, but don't try them all at once.

There is LOTS more to know, but don't sweat it at the beginning. Have fun first. Get yourself a good book on music theory sometime, but familiarize yourself with the basics of playing first. There are also people here who know much, much more about this than I do, so if any of them chime in with a correction, listen to them.
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post Sep 29 2012, 09:04 PM
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QUOTE (paket @ Sep 29 2012, 04:39 AM) *
I'm pretty new as well, but here is what I know. A scale a a series of notes that sound good together and follow a certain pattern. The best place to start is the major scale. The major scale follows this pattern: whole step, whole step, half step, whole step, whole step, whole step, half step. The C major scale is: C D E F G A B. The G major scale is G A B C D E F#. You can find the notes of any major scale by starting at the root/key and apply the pattern.

Note that different scales have different patterns.

To use the scale generator, first select a key and type of scale. Your scale will be displayed in the picture. By default, the scale will be displayed as a 'box' or position. This shows you how to play the scale without moving your fretting hand up or down the neck. Just fret the string where the picture indicates, pluck that string and move on to the next one. Seven notes later and you've just played a scale!

If you click on the '>' button, you will move to the next position. Click on 'All' to see all positions at once.

Yes, you will want to memorize them, but don't try them all at once.

There is LOTS more to know, but don't sweat it at the beginning. Have fun first. Get yourself a good book on music theory sometime, but familiarize yourself with the basics of playing first. There are also people here who know much, much more about this than I do, so if any of them chime in with a correction, listen to them.


Thanks a ton! That was a huge help!
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