when you learn scales do you learn them in every key? or just in the more common keys?
when you learn a scale, you can just move the pattern to a different root note to get a different key. I hope this reads the same as it sounds in my head.
Yeah, you just have to learn the pattern once and then move it around.
what is this pattern you speak of, and where do i find it?
it's the steps in a scale (how many frets up/down to next note in scale)...check the pattern it makes ie. 2212blah blah blah...u move that pattern up or down and start on a different root note to have another key.
I know there is a lesson on it here in the UG, just use the search function.
You should learn scales in every key. They're more than just patterns.