#1
Ok right, I understand that simply memorizing patterns is not how to learn the major/minor scale.
But how then do I learn the scale. 'Feel the tonality of the scale' blablabla I still don't understand what to practically do to learn the scales
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#2
Well after you find the fingerings of the scale....close your eyes and only listen to the notes...keep messing around with the notes in that scale, try different patterns...run up and down the scale..whatever...but ONLY USE YOUR EARS to identify the sound...

Hope that helps. Sorry if I'm not motivating enough but there you go.
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#3
Imo to learn the scale you need to be able to recognise the sound of it, and understand what notes and intervals are in it. If you know what its meant to sound like it'll help you be able to play it anywhere on your neck without just memorising shapes.
#4
^I don't understand. All major scales sound the same, they're just at different pitches.
Quote by ordinary_story
Well after you find the fingerings of the scale....close your eyes and only listen to the notes...keep messing around with the notes in that scale, try different patterns...run up and down the scale..whatever...but ONLY USE YOUR EARS to identify the sound...

Hope that helps. Sorry if I'm not motivating enough but there you go.
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Quote by 08L1V10N
'Feel the tonality of the scale' blablabla I still don't understand what to practically do to learn the scales


Seriously, that as a vague as hell response. He's already been given vague responses.


To Oblivion; memorize the scale formula, memorize the intervals of each note (both to the root and to the previous note in the scale), memorize how chords are harmonized from it, memorize which way each note moves (hint, chordtones are like gravity. Most notes want to move to the closest chord tone and root notes), memorize the best ways to resolve (double hint: most resolution is done stepwise to the tonal center), be able to build scales by heart (whats are the notes of the Dmaj scale, quick, if you take longer than 5 seconds the world will asplode) and be able to apply modifications to a scale (as in, what happens when we flatten the third, sixth and seventh of a major scale?).
Learn all this. Not necessarily in that order, but learn it.

There's more, which other regulars will post (and then they might possibly flame me for not suggesting it), but that's all I can think of at the moment.
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#5
Thanks.
I have another question on composing: How do write a minor key riff?
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Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#6
(double post)
Quote by razorback91
Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#8
Quote by ouchies
Anyone who tells you not to learn the shapes is an idiot, learn the shapes but the goal is to connect all of them and see your fret board as one scale and all the arpeggios in said key/scale. The shapes are the foundation, learn them, practice them, then connect them.

I dont really think the goal is to learn all the shapes and connect them.. more like to learn those 7 notes everywhere on the guitar so you aren't thinking in "shapes" at all
#9
Quote by 08L1V10N
Thanks.
I have another question on composing: How do write a minor key riff?



Start in a major key. Write a riff. Flatten the third, sixth, and seventh degrees. Viola, a minor riff.

Or you can just start in a minor key and write a riff like that.

Flatting the seventh degree is optional, you can leave it natural for a harmonic minor feel. Gives everything a really stonery, high on something other than life texture.