#1
do i need to learn the notes on the fretboard before i start learning scales?

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#2
it would help a bunch
most people tend to memorize scales as patterns, which they are not. doing so limits you imo to using that pattern in your solos
learn the notes of the fretboard and then learn the notes of a particular scale - play those scales on one string, then move into patterns.
knowing scales by notes is a lot easier imo

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#3
Triangle, it just depends on your improvisation and ability to play.
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do i need to learn the notes on the fretboard before i start learning scales?

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When I first started, It was always good to look, feel, hear and memorize the notes on the fretboard.

In This case and your Q, My answer is YES.
#6
you should just do it for like...15 minutes before you actually practice/play
just go through every string a couple of times, fretting the note and saying it out loud

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#8
I would also like help. Are there any websites that explain how to work out the notes instead of tabs? I have 5 years of learning music and only a few months of guitar so this would really help...
#9
You could try this program: http://www.absolutefretboard.com/

There is a free trial available on their website.
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