#1
What's the difference between 3 note per string scales and other scales? which is better to use and why?
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#2
Three-note per string scales are just as the name implies, three notes on each string. There's really not a lot of difference as they both contain the same notes, just layed out differently on the fretboard, so if you enjoy playing flowing legato phrases three-note per string patterns would be a good option.

Regardless, it would pay to learn the notes that make up each scale all over the fretboard rather than relying on patterns.
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#3
Most scales are in fact 7 note a string scales. You can practice them 3 notes per string for ease though.
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#4
Scales are defined by which notes they contain. 3nps just refers to particular pattern of finding them on the fretboard. Don't get too wrapped up in them. Primary concern should be what notes you want to play and why, rather than what pattern they might make on the fretboard.
#5
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Scales are defined by which notes they contain. 3nps just refers to particular pattern of finding them on the fretboard. Don't get too wrapped up in them. Primary concern should be what notes you want to play and why, rather than what pattern they might make on the fretboard.


^ Listen to this man. The fetboard pattern you use to finger something really makes no odds as long as (a) it's comfortable for you and fits your style of playing and (b) what you're playing sounds good.
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