hajspeed
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#1
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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#2
You play it wherever the notes of the scale happen to be.
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death_metaller
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#3
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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hajspeed
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#4
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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#5
Learn the notes of the fretboard. Then learn what notes go in what scale. Then you know each scale all over the fretboard.

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Quote by michal23
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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michal23
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#10
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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#11
Quote by death_metaller
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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death_metaller
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#12
Quote by Hoodoo Child
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

my bad
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#13
No problem

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