#2
Depends on what type of music, but you should always now a few simple ones atleast.
#4
I would say know all of the major and minor scales by heart at the least. Other then that, yes it depends on your kind of music.
#5
Thats an awful lot of scales to memorize. I'm going to mix 'em up, for sure.
#6
You don't memorize them. You learn the notes in the key, and then you perform the scale formula.

For example, the major scale is WWHWWWH, or 2 whole steps, a half step, 3 whole steps, then a half step. So, if you want the G major, you go G A B C D E F# (Because of the half step)

Then you apply that formula for all the major scales.
#7
Where is the first halfstep in the example you applied? If the second is F#, the first one should be B# or something?

Anyway, does this mean I have to learn all the notes on the fretboard?

Edit: Done a little research now, and I came up with the teory that B and E can't be sharpened, and that is related to that I have to hold down the 4th fret when I'm tuning string B. Am I right?
Last edited by MortyKBG at Aug 16, 2006,
#10
B & E can be sharpened but it depends what key you're in. If your're in C# Major then it's C# D# E# F# G# A# B# C#, if you're in F# Major then it's F# G# A# B C# D# E# F#.