#1
A dude suggested me to play scales up and down the fret but he never said what it meens.
When i play a scales i just play all the notes on the E string then i go backwards, and keep on untill i get to the G string. (Bass Player)
Should I change something?
I've seen people tab out scales like this for example.
----------------------1-3-4
---------------2-4-6-------
-------1-3-5---------------
--1-3----------------------

^

This is just something i wrote because it looks something like that when some guys tab out a "scale".
But there are more notes in a scale then those right?
So how do you practice scales.
Do you just play like i do or do you do it in another way?
#2
there are many lessons on this but if you have trouble and want to email me i would be happy to help
#3
Its best to practice them like you've shown above. That's just one box shape pattern of a scale on the neck. There are more patterns for the same scale that cover the rest of the neck. Then try joining all the scale shapes up.
#4
Quote by Pete Griffin
Its best to practice them like you've shown above. That's just one box shape pattern of a scale on the neck. There are more patterns for the same scale that cover the rest of the neck. Then try joining all the scale shapes up.


when you learn all the patterns on the scale all over the neck
and know them all and how to connect them by heart
then you can do things like improvise or make cool riffs
#5
i haven't heard of such a scale.

but scales help u figure chords,arpeggios etc...

in life scales are unlimited but there are the basic and exotic scales

Basic Scales like:Major , Minor , Diminished , Chromatic , Whole-Tone , Altered

Exotic Scales like:Japanese , Egyptian , Chinese , Double Harmonic Etc... (Uncountable)

the major family:Ionian , Lydian , Mixolydian , Major Pentatonic

the minor family:Aeolian , Dorian , Phrygian , Locrian (Half-Diminished Scale) , Harmonic Minor , Melodic Minor , Minor Pentatonic
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Last edited by Evil_Empire24-7 at Jun 7, 2006,
#6
Quote by Drone_
when you learn all the patterns on the scale all over the neck
and know them all and how to connect them by heart
then you can do things like improvise or make cool riffs


Eeeh... what? heart?
Look i know all the notes on the neck of C Major for example.
But why do people practice this as patterns and not all the notes?
How should i explain... damn it.

The first octave has 28 notes i play them all some people play just 8 in a pattern.
Why?

This sure is some freaky stuff, man i wish i had a teacher in real. Oh yeah i can but first i have to move from this pathetic city...
#7
^to make it easier to improvise.

but sometimes i play over alternate tunings so that's why i have to memorize all the notes in every key and every scale.
Quote by Jimi Hendrix
The Blues Is Easy To Play But Hard To Feel.

Quote by Chris Impellitteri
I Promise That My Solos Will Only Get Faster.
[Practice Makes Perfect][Hell Yeah]
#8
you learn different scale position... and then connect them
from the simple reason that you are only human, and have only 5 fingers
which you use 4 to play with
so each scale position is played in about 4 frets... which occasional strech to other..
they do it like that becouse its alot easier to learn like that
for example you can improvise on only one position.. whitout moving acrodd the neck
and the would sound okay.. yet after a while you will lose interest in the solo/improvise
so you learn how to connect them.. and play thos same notes in different octaves all over the neck...