#1
Here's my background:

Classical grade 7 AMEB (it's an Australian achievement level) - but i havent picked up my classical much/cant read music anymore in two years.
6 years electric - mostly self taught.

I havent had a 'proper' lesson in nearly 18 months now, and deciding that it would be best for me as a player to take learning scales and exercises into my own hands.

At the moment, I want to learn the harmonic minor scales - But which one should I start with? E harmonic minor?

Is there a certain order of the scales I should be learning?
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#2
theres no order of scales to learn, the beauty of teaching yourself is you can go at your own pace
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#3
Another beauty of teaching yourself is that you get to do it in your own order. Like the guy above said theres no certain order that you have to learn scales, but personally start off with the major and minor pentatonics and then maybe move onto the major and minor scales along with the blues scale. Then you could maybe move onto the modes?
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Another beauty of teaching yourself is that you get to do it in your own order. Like the guy above said theres no certain order that you have to learn scales, but personally start off with the major and minor pentatonics and then maybe move onto the major and minor scales along with the blues scale. Then you could maybe move onto the modes?

Haha dude I learnt those nigh on 5 years now!

But modes? Explain..
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Ill be perfectly honest, Ive only just started learning them myself so im not going to be an awfuly lot of help explaining them in higher detail. However i have also posted some links. One of which is a post on this forum which just gives a little bit of information about them and the other two links are links to lessons on this site which go into slightly more detial and have diagrams as to the scale fingerings...

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=416713

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/scales/modes_explained.html

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/scales/modes_with_mode_dictionary.html

Hope that helps a bit If you need any more help feel free to ask me, or just about anyone on these forums
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Ill be perfectly honest, Ive only just started learning them myself so im not going to be an awfuly lot of help explaining them in higher detail. However i have also posted some links. One of which is a post on this forum which just gives a little bit of information about them and the other two links are links to lessons on this site which go into slightly more detial and have diagrams as to the scale fingerings...

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=416713

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/scales/modes_explained.html

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/lessons/scales/modes_with_mode_dictionary.html

Hope that helps a bit If you need any more help feel free to ask me, or just about anyone on these forums

Cheers dude!
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#7
You're going to learn them all anyways.... just pick one and start there. It totally doesn't matter which.

Chris
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You're going to learn them all anyways.... just pick one and start there. It totally doesn't matter which.

Chris

Not to be picky or whatever, but if you start on say, modes, before major scales, it's not going to make as much sense as it would if you had already learned major scales.

But yeah, pick one and start, eventually, it'll all makes sense.
#9
True enough. My answer was more about the "I'm learning the harmonic minor scales. Should I start with E first?" kind of question.

As far as general order, I would say:
1. Major
2. Natural Minor
3. Harmonic and Melodic Minor
4. Modes

3+4 could be switched around.

Chris
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