#1
why arent they the root note? i guess it is coz the actual notes sequences is not the same as the sequence when we run the scale?
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#2
Because a scale is a collection of notes with certain intervals between them.

Patterns are just those notes at a certain position on the neck, regardless of starting note.
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#3
I don't really understand what you're saying. Could you please explain better?

Quote by ChrisN
Because a scale is a collection of notes with certain intervals between them.
Going by this definition, C major and A natural minor are the same thing. Although they have the same key signature, they don't even have similar harmonic or melodic characteristics. Firstly, they resolve to different notes. Secondly, although they have the same intervals (in different places), they have different scale degrees. C major is 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, whereas A natural minor is 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7. Much different. Plus the chord tones in C major are C(1) E(3) G(5), but in A minor are A(1) C(3) E(5).

That being said, modulating between a major and its natural minor can be done quite easily, and since they have the same key signature, it doesn't sound too augmented.

Sure, patterns are pretty essential, but in my opinion it's more important to learn the "formula" - for lack of a better word.
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#4
say, the first note for C# major scale should be a C# note. But say for example when we play a C# major scale using Pattern 1 scale shape..the first note we actually play would be an F...
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#5
Because a pattern is not "a scale", it's just one place where the notes of a scale happen to appear.
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#6
Quote by food1010
Going by this definition, C major and A natural minor are the same thing.

Of course they aren't...
Major is: W W H W W W H
Minor is: W H W W H W W
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Last edited by ChrisN at Nov 27, 2009,
#7
Quote by ChrisN
Of course they aren't...
Major is: W W H W W W H
Minor is: W H W W W H W
The way you described it though made it seem like merely a collection of notes that you can play together. My point was that there's a lot more to it than that.
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#8
I was keeping it simple, to only try and answer the question he actually asked.
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#9
Quote by steven seagull
Because a pattern is not "a scale", it's just one place where the notes of a scale happen to appear.


long time steven
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#10
Quote by ChrisN
I was keeping it simple, to only try and answer the question he actually asked.
Got it.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
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#11
Quote by ChrisN
I was keeping it simple, to only try and answer the question he actually asked.


yeah i get your point
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