#1
Just a quick question.

When playing scales such as the Amaj scale(Just an example), I can start on any A note on the fretboard? Even the open Astring, right? And if I'm correct, that would apply to every other scale, right?
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#2
yes, as long as you keep the note intervals the same.
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#3
Oh, and another quick question I just though of.

I'm looking through the scales on Chordbook.com and I noticed figure 4 of C#/Db it starts on G# when the other three start on the C#, why? I thought all of the figures of a certain scales had to start on the the specific note.
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#4
Quote by MrWeenie
yes, as long as you keep the note intervals the same.

Huh? I'm not quite I understand this.
I'm still kinda new to intervals. :P
Do you mean the same notes?

EDIT:
You mean keep the same notes in the set? like Amaj scales would always have to be:
A B C# D E F# G# A?
But I could start it off on any A note?
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Last edited by unicornfist at Nov 28, 2009,
#5
chords are different, you can start on whatever note you want so long as it's in the chord, especially for more complex chords, such as 13th chords, you start to leave out the implied notes in order of least importance, root goes first, then the 5th etc.

EDIT: in answer to your question, an interval is the distance between notes, so the amount of frets between them would need to stay the same.
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#6
Quote by unicornfist

EDIT:
You mean keep the same notes in the set? like Amaj scales would always have to be:
A B C# D E F# G# A?
But I could start it off on any A note?


yes, a scale would start on any A note, but an Amaj chord could start on an A, C# or E
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