#1
Ok, so basically, I'm in a rut. 2 part question:

I'm getting overwhlemed by what I need to do. Instead of listing all the things I can do, I was thinking someone might be able to reccomend things that are absolutely imperitive to improvement as both a guitar player and musician.

Secondly...scales...
I know major and minor pentatonic, the movable version. What are some important scales I should know or would hlep with my song writing/improv. What is more important, knowing many different scales, or knowing all the forms of specific scales? What are more important, learning scales or chords?

I know I'm scting like a noob, but I'm self taught and want to make sure I'm not missing anything drastic that would hinder me.

THanks in advance.
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#2
To answer your first question:

1) Learn more theory
2) Expand your taste in music and become influenced by a variety of different styles.
3) Experiment
4) Practice


And for your second question:

1) Learn the modes of the major scale
2) Check out harmonic and melodic minor
3) Scales and chords are both equally important. Learn how they relate to each other.
#3
Scales are not meant to be learnt as patterns or box shapes. Think of scales as the intervals they're made out of. Otherwise you'll stuck in a rut forever, falling back into your box shapes. Learn your major scale (not the pentatonic one) because all other scales are built out of it.
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