#1
alright now i see all these threads with like these thing's 1 b2 b3 and all that.
Can someone explain to me what that is

thanx
#4
but like what does it mean going from 1 to b2.
can someone actually give me an example with notes

thanx
#5
Quote by Matic
but like what does it mean going from 1 to b2.
can someone actually give me an example with notes

thanx


The formulas are in relation to a major scale formula.

The formula for the major scale is:1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7.

So, if you saw the formula: 1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7 you'd flat the third, sixth and seventh degree of the major scale and have the parallel minor scale.

An example...



[B][U]C Major Scale[/U][/B].

C - D - E - F - G - A - B.
1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7.

[B][U]C Minor Scale[/U][/B].

1 - 2 - b3 - 4 - 5 - b6 - b7.
C - D - Eb - F - G - Ab - Bb.



Comprends?
#6
^^^^
What he said. The lowercase b just means the note is flatted, which usually means it is one half step away from the original note.

For example, notice the minor scale in Johnlijones post. The Eb is one step (or fret) away from the D. So on the fretboard you would play on the second thickest string, 3-5-6.

If the E wasn't b'd, you would play 3-5, move to the next string up (up in pitch) and play 2.
(Or on the chromatic scale, you could slide down on the same string to the 7th fret)