#1
how many positions are there for the natuarl minor scale? for example iv have leared it in a minor starting at the 5th fret but cant seem to find any other position where as the minor pentatonic has 5 positions in a. any info?
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#2
There are also 5 box shapes for the natural minor, even more so, for every scale there are 5 box shapes (major, harmonic, modal scales, etc...)
Just look it up on google or something
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looked up "caged scales" or guitar modes
No. Modes are not scale shapes.
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#5
There's as many or as few shapes as you want - the scale is 7 notes, that's all. The patterns are simply showing you the places those notes appear. The patterns themselves don't really have any great significance, they don't do anything to define the scale - they're just a convenient way of finding it, nothing more.

If you learn the notes on your fretboard and learn the notes of the scale you want to use then you can find it all over the neck. Typically both the minor and major scale are broken down into 5 positions but there's no reason for that other than convenience.
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#6
If you already know all the minor pentatonic scale in all the "positions", you should easily be able to add the 2 extra notes to it to make the natural minor scale.
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#7
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No. Modes are not scale shapes.


true they are different but the same 5 patterns (albeit changed to fit the mode) will still work as a basis for modes

the 5 CAGED patterns (major scale only) have the root note on

4th finger A string-C chord
2nd finger A string-A chord
4th finger E string-G chord
2nd finger E string-E chord
2nd finger D string-D chord

hence caged
#8
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true they are different but the same 5 patterns (albeit changed to fit the mode) will still work as a basis for modes
Yes, but knowing a pattern for a mode/scale is about 1% of the total understanding of how the scale/mode works.
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