#1
I just got Hal Leonard's Guitar Method Music Theory for beginners book and it shows the five scale positions for major/minor, and in my practice so far I habitually do these two:


-5-----8--------------------
-5-----8--------------------
-5---7-8--------------------
-5---7----------------------
-5-6-7----------------------
-5-----8--------------------



-5-----8--------------------
--6----8--------------------
-5---7----------------------
-5---7----------------------
-5-----8--------------------
-5-----8--------------------


The first one is the blues scale, correct? I am just wondering if there is a technical term for it or whatnot as I don't see it in the diagrams in the book.

Thanks
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#3
That's a blues scale. It's an Am pentatonic with two additional notes (4th string 8th fret, 2nd string 6th fret).
#5
First one is A pentatonic minor with the blues note (added a diminished 5th, which in this case is the Eb note).

Second one is F pentatonic major, except ur starting with an A, and ur 1st root note is the 4th note ur playing in the pattern (8th fret on A string and the second one is an octave above, which is the 6th fret on the B string). It should also be noted that the F pentatonic major is a mode of the D pentatonic minor (II mode of D pent. min.), so they're exactly the same note, except different starting location.

Go over some more theory lessons online and such, and you should be able to get a grasp on this stuff. Hope this helped.

EDIT: "They're exactly the same noteS", and not 1 single note
Last edited by Hell_Metalist at Jan 22, 2009,
#7
Thanks fellas. So I am actually doing some scale quizzes and such in the book in the chapter I'm at, and some of it is starting to make sense, but to bring the theory onto the fretboard, I'm not sure I'm understanding it. This is what I see:

-5-----8--------------------
-5-----8--------------------
-5---7-8--------------------
-5---7----------------------
-5-6-7----------------------
-5-----8--------------------


So the scale notes are:


-A-----C--------------------
-E-----G--------------------
-C--D-D#-------------------
-G---A----------------------
-D-D#-E--------------------
-A-----C--------------------


Correct? I'm not understanding how the scale goes? I must have some notes wrong hehe.
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#9
Okay, but how does the scale go? Pentatonic would be a five note scale, right? I see it going A-C-D-D#-E? I guess I'm a tad confused as it skips B entirely.
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#10
Quote by michaelscofield
Okay, but how does the scale go? Pentatonic would be a five note scale, right? I see it going A-C-D-D#-E? I guess I'm a tad confused as it skips B entirely.

Pentatonic scales take two notes out of their respective scales. For example, a pentatonic minor takes out the second and fifth degrees of the minor scale. You'll need to learn music theory to really understand this.
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#11
Ok...wtf?
Not to good in my scales..so why does it look like a bunch of random chords? O_o


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#12
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Pentatonic scales take two notes out of their respective scales. For example, a pentatonic minor takes out the second and fifth degrees of the minor scale. You'll need to learn music theory to really understand this.


Thanks a lot, I actually just reached the Intervals chapter of the book and that makes perfect sense

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Ok...wtf?
Not to good in my scales..so why does it look like a bunch of random chords? O_o


Oh, because I just tabbed the scale as if one is going up the strings
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Last edited by michaelscofield at Jan 26, 2009,
#13
just thought i would clear this up, the second one posted is what i like to call a pentatonic phrygian scale, as i basically see the pentatonic scale and its shapes as derivatives from the major scale.

(NOTE: modes are not boxes, i just refer to to it as a Pentatonic Phrygian as it starts on the Phrygian note of the F major scale and goes through the notes in the correct Phrygian pattern while still keeping to the 5 notes of the pentatonic scale).
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