What exactly is the "Root" of a scale? I just started teaching myself scales from a website and it says to memorize where the "root" of the scale is. Is shows which note it is but what is it? Thanks
... in the scale of A Minor (or blues) the first note, the A, is the root note. Then any other notes on that scale wich are A will also be a root note, such as the A on the 4th string 7th fret and the A on the 1st string 5th fret, and the same goes to the blues scale in any key.
I cant remember offhand the root notes of the major scale...