johnyere
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How do you guys practice scales?
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food1010
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Just play. Take a diatonic progression and just jam over it.
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you don't

whoever told you that, punch him in the balls
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supersac
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i write music or just jam with it

its hoe i deal with all my guitar practice
cant tap write a song with tapping in it
difficutly with triplts wrtie a heavy metal riff tripleting away

oh yeah and try singing it it will help you hear the scale in your mind better if that makes any sense
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Dear all pianists and violinists, stop practicing your scales and arpeggios across the range of your instrument, just make music maaannnnn.
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Dear all pianists and violinists, stop practicing your scales and arpeggios across the range of your instrument, just make music maaannnnn.


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Dear all pianists and violinists, stop practicing your scales and arpeggios across the range of your instrument, just make music maaannnnn.

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Play them every way conceivable, but only til you learn the sounds of the notes then like everyone else says, just play music.

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Scales have their place, but also try to use specific notes at specific time- and know why you're doing it. Dont just play random like a NASA space monkey...
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Dear all pianists and violinists, stop practicing your scales and arpeggios across the range of your instrument, just make music maaannnnn.


now you're getting it
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I was told to practice them in 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 notes and triplets, to a metronome of course...

How do you guys practice scales?


With my fingers. Srsly. What is there to know about practicing scales? Attempt to play them cleanly, with relaxed hands. That's it.

And like Hail said - punch the guy who told you that in the balls.
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#13
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How do you guys practice scales?


I practice the modes in about 10 positions, using a metronome.
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#14
Quote by johnyere
How do you guys practice scales?

S'always good to sing them, in various melodic patterns and intervals to see if you have it truly internalized, and not just relying on muscle memory.
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Google Chromatic scale then watch Victor Wooten DVD and you're set for life maaaann.
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#19
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you sure 'bout that?


if you're practicing the modes in about 10 positions, yes, we're pretty sure.
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Quote by AeolianWolf
if you're practicing the modes in about 10 positions, yes, we're pretty sure.



Maybe I missed something since the original TS's post has been edited. But, it was a simple question and I gave a simple reply. Was I supposed to write a thesis on how to incorporate musicality into modal structures? I'm sure even professional players go back to maintenance practice with their metronome.
amonamarthmetal
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#21
Step 1:make a backing track in Gp/power tab/TuxGuitar in the desired key/scale (it doesnt have to be amazing)
Step 2: play along with improvisation
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#23
Quote by jsantos
Maybe I missed something since the original TS's post has been edited. But, it was a simple question and I gave a simple reply. Was I supposed to write a thesis on how to incorporate musicality into modal structures? I'm sure even professional players go back to maintenance practice with their metronome.


"maintenance practice" isn't the issue here. "modes" is. if you're bringing them up i can pretty much guarantee you that you have no idea what they are. no, they are not positions on a fretboard. i advise you to think about what you know a little more before dispensing advice. i'm sick of every thread turning into a mode thread in MT, so let's stop it here.

i said it before, and i'll say it again. you practice your scales by making music with them. learn them inside and out. sing them. internalize the sound. if i take your instrument away from you and you can't somehow make the scale, you don't really know it. you need to achieve that level of understanding.
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you don't


Why is it that any time i come here wanting to finally contribute something, you have already written the exact same words i wanted to write while also managing to add a catchy closing line to it ?

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So you're saying you should put your ears on the fretboard to fret the note?

I'm trolling right now, so take my posts with some salt
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I'm trolling right now, so take my posts with some salt


oh thank god i had no idea i thought you were just stupid

you've been trolling since you came to MT, it all makes sense now

haha !

you sure got me !
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oh thank god i had no idea i thought you were just stupid

you've been trolling since you came to MT, it all makes sense now

haha !

you sure got me !


I haven't been trolling that long...
Maybe i am just stupid
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I haven't been trolling that long...
Maybe i am just stupid


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So you're saying you should put your ears on the fretboard to fret the note?

I'm trolling right now, so take my posts with some salt

Yeah yeah. You can actually hear the notes a lot better as well.