#1
Ok I'm starting to get into scales and I am a total newbie. I get the whole point of wh wh H wh wh wh H. And I do understand scale patterns and all. But the only thing bugging me is when do you go down a string. For example, for a c major scale the notes go C D E F G A B. And when go go from that D to E on the low e, why do you hit the E note on the 5th string and not on the 12th fret on the low E??
#2
You can do either, there are many ways to play the same scale.
Yeah Dimebag is not the "Greatest Guitarist" of all time... Hendrix maybe... I must go get food to eat with my mouth

$250 for an amp? wow. is it worth it to invest that much in the amp?

#3
you do this because most people cant stretch their fingers 7 or 8 frets comfortably
#4
Quote by RedSox_o4
you do this because most people cant stretch their fingers 7 or 8 frets comfortably

hahah...i think it's easiest to keep your hand in one position, use one finger on each fret, just moving through the strings
#5
a pattern and a scale are different things, you can use different patterns to play certain scales
#6
ahh i think im gettin the bigger picture now...it wouldnt be too much fun playing a scale just on one string.
#7
^Exactly. Try playing both of these:

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-3-5-7-8-10-12-14-15---------3-5---------------


They are both the G major scale but I think youll find one is much easier to play since you can keep your hand in pretty much the same position.