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Old 03-22-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Start with which scales????

Hello I am a moderate guitar begginer and I have been playing for 2 months and I consider myself to be pretty well developed for withing those months. I am a pretty quick learner when it comes to music. My question is what scale are the main scales I should learn, I know there are a bunch i mean a bunch of scales, and I dont know where to dip my hands into the bunch. I want to start learning to play alittle bit of lead guitar and what are some of the more significant scales to learn. So far I have only been working on these. http://www.justinguitar.com/en/SC-001-TheMajorScale.php .

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Old 03-22-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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go for pentatonic cos it's pretty simple to learn all the shapes in it...... that way u can move up an down the fret board an ppl who have no musical knowledge will think ur the king

also........... e minor cos it is so damn metal!!!!!!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:18 PM   #3
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Thanks so the what is the penatonic like is it just a major scale just broken up. And what are the most common Rock/Classic Rock and Blue Scales!!! Thanks For your input
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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Many recommend the A minor pentatonic scale to start with... i will too! There was a free scale book with a recent issue of Total Guitar magazine and next to the A minor pentatonic it said: "If you only learn one scale from this book, learn this one."

You might find this resource useful: http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?
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Old 03-22-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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I recently watched some of the Speed Kills DVD with Michael Angelo Batio and he played some pretty cool stuff using this scale:

http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/gu...=Major&get2=Get

I certainly don't have his speed but I can play some of it slowly and I think it sounds pretty cool. Shows you what you can do with a scale to make it not sound like a scale.

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Old 03-22-2008, 11:31 PM   #6
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musicians institute guitar fretboard work book and the guitar grimore book of scales and modes. ive learned the major scale in all keys and am working on the minor and pentatonic in all keys at the moment. wanted to learn it and these have got to be the best books for a full understanding of theory on scales and modes. And i think you should start with the major scale, if you know that its a ton easier learning any other scale i think.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:22 AM   #7
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hi,the major scale and the two minor scales is what you want to learn,then the pentatonic ,after you got those basics down then you can go after all types,myxolodians,lydians etc,etc(don't think i spelled myxolodian right,but it's not a spelling contest)
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Old 03-23-2008, 05:31 AM   #8
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Sorry bro, but after two months you are not a "moderate beginner". Youre a stone cold BEGINNER. Expect to be that why for awhile. In fact, your thread is proof of that.

Nothing wrong with that though. Everyone is a beginner at everything at one time or another.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:00 AM   #9
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You have to start with the major scale when learning theory as everything else leads back to it.

However, you should probably hold off a little while with you being so new. You can't play lead unless you're a competent rhythm player, a big part of soloing is understanding which notes work over the underlying chords so you need to be pretty good with chords.

Learn loads more songs from all genres but hold off on learning to play the solos, instead learn them by ear. Learn to recognise and hum along to them...if you have the sound of a solo memorised you'll find it much, much easier to learn to play it. Also, the easier it is to memorise the sound the easier it's likely to be to play.
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Sorry bro, but after two months you are not a "moderate beginner". Youre a stone cold BEGINNER. Expect to be that why for awhile. In fact, your thread is proof of that.

Nothing wrong with that though. Everyone is a beginner at everything at one time or another.


I know I was just replying that I am a pretty quick learner and I can play as of right no 13 songs mostly classic rock and punk. But I heard learning scales is very important and I wanted to know which ones I should start out with.
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:22 PM   #11
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Oh great, not another one of these

"look guys!!11!1!1! ZOMG i only been play for xxx months and i already kno xxx songs and can shred like petrucci!11!!1!1! i am bestest!1!!~~!!!!"

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He's actually asking for help, hence the title. The threads you are referring to are "How am I doing?" Threads which is basically full of BS.
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I know I was just replying that I am a pretty quick learner and I can play as of right no 13 songs mostly classic rock and punk. But I heard learning scales is very important and I wanted to know which ones I should start out with.


Scales are very important in the greater scheme of things, it's just that there's still a fair bit of stuff to concentrate on that's going to be of more use to you right now.
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I consider people "moderate beginners" if they've played for a year, not two months. The thing about new guitar players, the ones who have played for <6 months, don't realize how badly they suck.

Pentatonic is a good place to start. Scales are the 2nd most important thing to becoming a good guitar player. Music theory is 1st. Scales help tell people what to play, theory help tell people how to comprehend what they play, the proper way (proper may sound strict, but improper playing is just s**t).
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:42 PM   #15
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scales ARE music theory
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God some of you guys are reall ass holes and pick a post to pieces and critique every frickin word. I dont give a ****e what you thinka begginer is or moderate begginer all I am asking for what scales to start off with in my journey of learning guitar. From what I have hear the penatonic scales are the easiest to learn, and to incorrporate into your music and soloing. Am I right or wrong?


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Old 03-23-2008, 07:15 PM   #17
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I am a beginner as well and my teacher had me learn all the blues scales. I found it easy to focus on one key. I started on E and learned to play E blues and E pentatonic all up the neck. Then when you get those finger patterns down, you pretty much just have to know where the root note from each scale is and play start from there with the same fingering pattern (for the most part). I found that to be a nice way to get started. Also, you will find some scales fit your style better than others so it will allow you to do some improvising on those scales/keys to practice some lead rifs.
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God some of you guys are reall ass holes and pick a post to pieces and critique every frickin word. I dont give a ****e what you thinka begginer is or moderate begginer all I am asking for what scales to start off with in my journey of learning guitar. From what I have hear the penatonic scales are the easiest to learn, and to incorrporate into your music and soloing. Am I right or wrong?

I already told you.

The major scale.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:42 PM   #19
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thank you for your input I think I'm going to learn the major then minor and then penatonic. One question when practicing should I practce wirt a metronome and star out slow do it untill I perfect it then bump up the speed?
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scales ARE music theory

No ****. Any part of music, such as chords and scales, are a part of music theory. Anybody can learn scales but still be oblivious to all of music theory. Try being less of a smartass.
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