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Old 01-10-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Scales in Drop C

If i want to play, for example, a C major scale in drop C tune, do i just have to play it 2 frets higher, or what?

how does it work?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:50 PM   #2
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You play it wherever the notes of the scale happen to be.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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well thatll be in drop d 2 frets higher on e string.

for drop c its 3 half steps down on e string and 1 on rest.

so 3 higher on e and 1 on rest.

think thats right
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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non no not like that, i mean like if i want to play the scale, originally written for standard e tune, in drop c, do i just play 2 frets higher?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:52 PM   #5
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Learn the notes of the fretboard. Then learn what notes go in what scale. Then you know each scale all over the fretboard.

EDIT: Don't listen to "death metaller", it's wrong.
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thanks!
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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you can change the tuning to drop c
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:56 PM   #8
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ooo... nice thanks!
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:57 PM   #9
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Learn the notes of the fretboard. Then learn what notes go in what scale. Then you know each scale all over the fretboard.

EDIT: Don't listen to "death metaller", it's wrong.


i thought he meant as if hes playing it in standard, which he did, so surely id be right?
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:58 PM   #10
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No. To tune to drop C, you take the E string down two whole steps, and the rest of the strings two halfsteps.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:58 PM   #11
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i thought he meant as if hes playing it in standard, which he did, so surely id be right?


drop C is D standard (every string 2 halfsteps down)
with the bottom string two more semitones down. so 4 halfsteps.

so each string is 2 halfsteps down except the bottom one, which is 4
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:59 PM   #12
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drop C is D standard (every string 2 steps down)
with the bottom string two more semitones down. so 4 steps.

so each string is 2 steps down except the bottom one, which is 4


ah yeahhh, fair enough, never really fiddled round with drop c anyways

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Old 01-10-2009, 03:02 PM   #13
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No problem

Besides, it would make more sense to learn the scales all over the fretboard rather than in a single position.
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