#1
so iv realised i need to start learning scales and stuff

so iv looked it up




what am i spose to do. memorize that?

how does it help improv. and stuff


please help
#2
i've memorized a bunch of scales and basically if you play the notes of the scale in different orders as you advance up and down the fretboard and strings, the notes sound better together than just a random series of notes

now it does and doesn't help improv, that's half you, you decide what fret to pick next but it kinda gives you suggestions , just stick with a scale till you decide to change directions or pause and then you can do the same scale different or do a different one

but vary the order in which you pick , the patterns.
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#3
when i do it, i just memorise the notes, and work out where they go myself.
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#4
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i've memorized a bunch of scales and basically if you play the notes of the scale in different orders as you advance up and down the fretboard and strings, the notes sound better together than just a random series of notes

now it does and doesn't help improv, that's half you, you decide what fret to pick next but it kinda gives you suggestions , just stick with a scale till you decide to change directions or pause and then you can do the same scale different or do a different one

but vary the order in which you pick , the patterns.


Exactly. Play these scales over until you have them down in your memory and can transition between them fluently and confidently. Improvisation comes next but that's all reliant on your own creative talents.
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#5
Well, you got the fancy C-Major scale. It's actually much simpler:


E------------------|
B------------0-1---|
G--------0-2-------|
D--0-2-3-----------|
A-3----------------|
E------------------|


Scales are usually pretty easy. C Major especially. Im sure you know this but if not, you see how it starts on a C and ends on a C? You're just going every natural note between the octave. Peace out.
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