#1
i know its a noob question but im rather new to the music theory thing and only know a few scales but should i learn them in multiple keys? like for example i know the minor pentatonic in g but should i learn it in other keys?
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#2
its the same intervals no matter what key. the scales just shifts position depending on the key

example: if there is a scale in the key of G, it might start on the 3rd fret on the 6th string. if that same scale was in the key of G#, then it would start on the 4th fret on the 6th string
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#3
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its the same intervals no matter what key. the scales just shifts position depending on the key

example: if there is a scale in the key of G, it might start on the 3rd fret on the 6th string. if that same scale was in the key of G#, then it would start on the 4th fret on the 6th string


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thats basically it


or if you were doing it on G (3rd fret, 6th string), you could do it in A (5th fret, 6th string) in exactly the same pattern, just the different starting points
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#4
thanks so much for the help so the key is basically just like the starting note i cant belive i never noticed that
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#5
yea thats basically it. and any scale can have any starting point
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#6
yeah so the root note is all you need to change on scales
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#7
^^^^^^

if you change the root note, you have change the whole scale.

lets take my previous example, if there is a scale in the key of G it might start on the 3rd fret 6th string. if you want that same scale th be in the key of G# you move the whole scale up 1 fret. not just the root note
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#8
yeah yeah you know what i mean

if the root note changes it ALL changes
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#9
i didnt want him to get confused
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#10
most musical theory IS confusing
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#11
yea. what i told him is pretty much all i know
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#12
yeah it gets worse

my teacher does LOADS of musical theory with me so it kinda makes sense now but complicated.... every time i work something out it just gets more complex
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#13
i tried to read the crusades. i got to like part 5 and gave up
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#14
yeah it can be a lot to take in sometimes
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#15
yeah but don't think of scales in terms of paterns

it's not bad to learn them to start but the whole fret board is the scale.

think of it as 1 giant pattern and not 5 to 7 little patterns that make a scale in different positions.
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