#1
So I know very little theory. What I do is I go to a scale-site, learn all scales then I find a backing track and experiment to see which scale fits best.

Lately I was playing over a backing track using the chords D5, C5, A#5.

I played this scale

E|-10-8------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10-8-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------10-7----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------10-7---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------10-8--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------10-8------------------------|


And now I wanna find out whats the name of the scale

Help would be apprichated
#2
D minor pentatonic i think. It's the fifth shape of the minor pentatonic scale.
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Last edited by Skin the Sun at Jan 26, 2009,
#4
you just found the D minor pentatonic scale i think
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#5
im pretty sure it aint d minor pentatonic, that'd be
E|-10-13------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10-13-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------10-12----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------10-12---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------10-12--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------10-13------------------------|



telEDIT: Fuck, im an idiot, my bad it is D minor Pent, im just to fuckin tired to think straight
Last edited by telemetal at Jan 26, 2009,
#6
But according to chordbook this is D minor penatonic


E|-13-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------13-10--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------12-10------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------12-10----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------12-10--------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------13-10------------------------|
#7
That is either the 5th position of the D minor pentatonic if you emphasize the D as the root note. OR the 4th position of the F major pentatonic if you emphasize the F as the root note For every major scale there is a minor scale containing the same notes
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#8
that is just the box shape for it, it still contains the same notes as the other scale, which are D, F, G, A & C
#9
Edit: Ahh now I understand, thanks for explaining
Last edited by Danyg at Jan 26, 2009,
#10
Quote by Danyg
But according to chordbook this is D minor penatonic


E|-13-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------13-10--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------12-10------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------12-10----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------12-10--------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------13-10------------------------|


Thats because you have 5 different positions for the scale on you fretboard the one you refer to here is the 1st position of the minor pent. This will become clearer to you as you learn all the positions of the major scale. That is the scale all other scales derive from(in western music at least) So learn the major scale all over the fretboard and things will become much clearer to you

Oh and yeah as you learn the different shapes/boxes/patterns for the major scale, focus on the "overlapping" notes. That will make you able to seemless jump across all the positions in a solo situation
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Last edited by chrisdam at Jan 26, 2009,
#11
You need learn what scales actually ARE.

There's no point just learning the patterns they form - a pattern is NOT a scale, a single position pattern even less so as all scales cover the whole fretboard. To further complicate matters the exact same pattern will usually represent several scales. You need to know what notes and intervals those patterns contains too otherwise it's a near-pointless exercise.
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#13
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You need learn what scales actually ARE.

There's no point just learning the patterns they form - a pattern is NOT a scale, a single position pattern even less so as all scales cover the whole fretboard. To further complicate matters the exact same pattern will usually represent several scales. You need to know what notes and intervals those patterns contains too otherwise it's a near-pointless exercise.


YOure right, but you make it sound so scary and overcomplicated Start with learning the major scale all over the board and understanding intervallic structure in terms of the major scale being whole whole half whole whole whole half. Then it wont be that confussing imo

http://chrisjuergensen.com.hosting.domaindirect.com/the_major_scale.htm

Here is a perfect guide Good luck
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#14
Quote by Danyg

E|-10-8------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------10-8-----------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------10-7----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------10-7---------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------10-8--------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------10-8------------------------|


Quote by Danyg

E|-13-10----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------13-10--------------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------12-10------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------12-10----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------12-10--------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------13-10------------------------|


have a close look at position 5 (V) of this....



As you can see, your root notes for the scale that you're playing are: 10th freth on both E strings, and 12'th fret on your D string. All of which are D.

Welcome to the world of the Guitar Fretboard, where every note gets repeated.
Last edited by _Sanitarium_ at Jan 26, 2009,