im confused about how to learn scales. should i take the scale and just memorise the postions on the fretboard or should i remember the notes and just find out where they are on the fretboard. how did you go about learning your scales?
use the scale patterns and learn their placement in each key.
so dont bother with the notes?
You should learn both. Most people learn scales as shape patterns rather than the actual notes but you need to know the notes on the fretboard, primarily so you know what key you're in. After a while it will all sort of merge into one.