#1
I decided that a good way to get out of this hole I've been in with my playing is to learn scales. The first thing I read is to learn the chromatic scale. I then looked up the scale, only to find three different versions. While this tripped me up, I practiced one of the versions, and then moved on to the c scale. This is the version I found:

E----0-3----------
B----1-3---------
G----0-2---------
D----0-2---------
A----0-3---------
E----0-3---------

I thought that was great, until I found a completely different version. Anyway, can someone help me out here? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
#2
What the ****


Edit: Oh I see, it's just a hideously retarded way to write a scale.
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What the ****



That's what I'm thinking.
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#5
With scales, you're jumping out of one hole and digging yourself into another.

Go to the Musician's Talk section to get clarified info.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#6
I'm not... Sorry if this is a terrible question, but I've only been playing for 6 months, and I need to start somewhere...
#7
You should PM Zoot.


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#9
Scales won't get you out of a rut.
They'll just show you why you're in there.

You can spend as much time fiddling with scales and fiddling with random notes and still take the same amount of time to come up with something that sounds good.
#10
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With scales, you're jumping out of one hole and digging yourself into another.

Go to the Musician's Talk section to get clarified info.

Listen to this guy. He's about to graduate with a degree in music.
#12
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You should PM Zoot.




Zoot's thread about the C chord was golden. It's funny how Zoot knows all this stuff about the world yet didin't know the proper way to play a specific chord
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#14
Quote by Zoot Allures
Says mr, pentatonics = a square moved all over the place >_>

On topic, TS, play the E chord and do a big solo around the 12th fret, and play everything else on only the dotted frets and you'll be fine.


It's not my fault that some cunt told me that the pentatonic scale is a box shape.
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#15
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Scales measure mass or weight, are you confused if you're measuring mass or weight?


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#16
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Scales won't get you out of a rut.
They'll just show you why you're in there.

You can spend as much time fiddling with scales and fiddling with random notes and still take the same amount of time to come up with something that sounds good.



This is a smart man.

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#17
Quote by Zoot Allures
Says mr, pentatonics = a square moved all over the place >_>

On topic, TS, play the E chord and do a big solo around the 12th fret, and play everything else on only the dotted frets and you'll be fine.


yea that will really help get him out of a rut!!!!
#18
Quote by SkepsisMetal
Scales won't get you out of a rut.
They'll just show you why you're in there.

You can spend as much time fiddling with scales and fiddling with random notes and still take the same amount of time to come up with something that sounds good.


he's only been playing for 6 months

joining different scales together will probly get him out of a rut or atleast help him understand music better

then again he could be a complete noob
#20
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I just need some basic advice about scales to help me out.

That's why you were directed to the Musician's Talk section instead of the Pit, which is for non-guitar related discussion.
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That's why you were directed to the Musician's Talk section instead of the Pit, which is for non-guitar related discussion.


Yeah, I reposted it over there.
#23
Without delving into too much here, and you'll get a better explanation in the other section:

Don't worry about scales right now. It's clear that you're missing a lot of fundamental concepts. Learning scales right now would be like looking up fancy words in a dictionary without any understanding of how to use them in language.

Furthermore, scales beyond its basic construct and concept does not need to be obsessed over. If you learn the basics of music correctly, you will never need to rely on scales or think in terms of scales.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#24
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Without delving into too much here, and you'll get a better explanation in the other section:

Don't worry about scales right now. It's clear that you're missing a lot of fundamental concepts. Learning scales right now would be like looking up fancy words in a dictionary without any understanding of how to use them in language.

Furthermore, scales beyond its basic construct and concept does not need to be obsessed over. If you learn the basics of music correctly, you will never need to rely on scales or think in terms of scales.


I mean, I'm not trying to learn all of them. I just want to get a basic understanding for things like improvisation. By the way, what concepts are you talking about?
#25
Quote by meh217
I mean, I'm not trying to learn all of them. I just want to get a basic understanding for things like improvisation. By the way, what concepts are you talking about?



Understanding the fundamental notes, how they relate to each other, etc. But if you've only been playing for 6 months, then you really shouldn't be trying to improvise yet, since you won't have the necessary tools.
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#26
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Understanding the fundamental notes, how they relate to each other, etc. But if you've only been playing for 6 months, then you really shouldn't be trying to improvise yet, since you won't have the necessary tools.


Do you know any good links for that? I looked, but I couldn't find anything.