#1
consider pentatonic minor scale. Is it necessary to learn all the notes of a box for a particular key or just where the root notes are for the box? I find memorizing all notes position for a key very difficult, and it takes some time to determine what note is it except for the root note. What should i do?
#2
No, learn the whole scale.
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#3
For the pentatonic, if for example I'm playing in Bm, I'll know where the Bs are and I'll know where all the other notes are in relation to the Bs and Ill be aware of the intervals of all the notes but I wont necessarily know the names of the other notes - I have no need to think of the fifth as F#, for example. Perhaps I should (memorising the fretboard is always a good thing) but as I know how the scale is constructed I have no need to consciously think of the note names.
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#4
Forget about the boxes. Learn the notes of the fretboard and learn scales as a series of notes and intervals.
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#5
Major pentatonic:
1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 6

Minor pentatonic:
1 - b3 - 4 - 5 - b7
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#6
Just learn it, I got pretty close to learning 9 new scales in 40 minutes, and I'm a begiiner with a poor knowledge of music theory...
A few practice sessions time, you'll have em down.
I find the best way to memorise em is to do some improv with em later on.
#7
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Forget about the boxes. Learn the notes of the fretboard and learn scales as a series of notes and intervals.




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Just learn it, I got pretty close to learning 9 new scales in 40 minutes, and I'm a begiiner with a poor knowledge of music theory...
A few practice sessions time, you'll have em down.
I find the best way to memorise em is to do some improv with em later on.


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#9
Learn how to construct the scale (and thus which notes are in it), then find out where all those notes are on the fretboard.
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