How do scales work...


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08-02-2005, 01:26 AM
i've gotten the point that scales are learned with practice but whats the easiest way to understand how they work? sure i can go thru a book of scales but i want to understand what the heck is going on, any advice?

08-02-2005, 01:39 AM
Scales are basically a group of notes that have a distinctive sound. Depending on what sound you are looking for, you pick a scale and just make something up.

To get your started on the theory behind scales and chords and such, read every article here:

Help you get more into the music. In short though, you make music with scales. You just have to figure out how to really use them yourself.

08-02-2005, 01:41 AM

08-02-2005, 09:21 AM
Learn the intervallic structures between the intervals, that will help you understand what's going on.

-SD :dance: