bmark3
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Join date: Feb 2002
112 IQ
#1
I am trying to teach myself to practice more and better. Usually I just fool around with some songs that I know or learn some easy ones that I like. I want to be a better guitarist and to do so need to practice better. I need help with some things I should learn, chords, scales, arpeggios. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm trying to find a website that gives me guidelines to these things but am having a hard time finding what I am looking for. Thanks in advance!
casualty01
Here all along
Join date: Apr 2002
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#2
well ... first and foremost you need to know all your major scale patterns. EVERYTHING relates back to the major scale and its harmony in some form or another.....

so .... without further adue (spelling..... shut up sny)

heres your C-major scale in all 7 positions ...

just learn the shapes of these and you know all your major sales. the only difference is you play the same exact shape off of D , or E if you want those scales.

all the root notes (in these cases, the note C , because these are all C major scales) have an R next too them.

being the guitar is very geometric and shape/pattern oriented, learn these 7 shapes and you can play all 12 major keys in every position.


e----------------------------------------1--3--5-------
b---------------------------------3--5------------------
g---------------------2--4--r5-------------------------
d----------2--3--5------------------------------------
a--r3--5------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------

e-------------------------------------------3--5--7---
b------------------------------------5--6--------------
g------------------------4--r5--7---------------------
d--------------3--5--7--------------------------------
a---r3--5--7------------------------------------------
e------------------------------------------------------

e---------------------------------------------5--7--r8--
b-----------------------------------5--6--8-------------
g---------------------------r5--7------------------------
d-----------------5--7--9-------------------------------
a-------5--7--8-----------------------------------------
e---r8---------------------------------------------------

e----------------------------------------------------------7--r8--10--
b--------------------------------------------------8--10---------------
g--------------------------------------7--9--10-----------------------
d------------------------7--9--r10------------------------------------
a------------7--8--10-------------------------------------------------
e--r8--10-------------------------------------------------------------

e------------------------------------------------------------r8-10-12
b--------------------------------------------------10-12--------------
g----------------------------------------9-10-12---------------------
d---------------------------9-r10-12---------------------------------
a---------------8-10-12----------------------------------------------
e--r8-10-12---------------------------------------------------------

e-----------------------------------------10-12-13---------
b---------------------------10-12-r13----------------------
g-----------------10-12-------------------------------------
d--r10-12-14----------------------------------------------
a--------------------------------------------------------------
e--------------------------------------------------------------

e--------------------------------------------12-13-15-------
b------------------------------12-r13-15--------------------
g---------------------12-14-----------------------------------
d--------12-14-15-------------------------------------------
a--r15---------------------------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------------------------------


these all cycle ... the next scale in this order would be the same one you started with ...but now on the 15th fret (everything after the 12the fret is identical too everything after open position ... so playing the first scale shape from the 15th fret gives you the same scale only an octave higher)

these are all root position (meaning they start on the root of the scale ...... in this case C.... which makes all of these scales C major) if you want an A major scale .... you use any one of these positions/shapes but start it on A ... same thing with any other Key. obviously there are diatonic notes below the root .... but starting with root begginings are vital for you too see their function and shape without getting all confused.

anymore Questions on anything realtaing to this, post em here.
thebassmaster
Becoming Addicted Again
Join date: Mar 2002
549 IQ
#3
go to www.tabcrawler.com they have lessons i think,

also pattern of major scales

t, t, s, t, t, t, s t = tone, s = semitone
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dmal
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Join date: Jul 2002
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#4
don't go to tabcrawler.....
you can find the info here

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