#1
I am just starting with music theory, and think I know how most of the mayor scale works, or I will very soon understand well.

But there's something I still don't understand. When people are going up and down the fret board, how does that stay in one scale? If I was to start on the third fret of the low E string and play a G mayor scale, could I go off and say instead of playing the A on the fifth fret could I go down to second fret on the G string which is also A and play that instead?

Thanks.
#2
Yes, I believe you can. A scale is simply a set of notes, and it doesn't actually matter where you play them on your fretboard
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#3
A scale is a collection of notes, not a box pattern. For example, the C major scale has the notes C D E F G A and B. You can play those notes anywhere you want on the fretboard and you are playing in key.
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#4
Is that what people are doing who go up and down the fret board? Are they playing in one scale but playing the notes all over the fret board?

Thanks for the help so far.
#5
Yes, that's exactly what they're doing. Remember, the guitar has a lot of frets: use them!
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#6
C major scale c d e f g a b c. you can play those notes anywhere on the fret board. doesn't matter they still the same. they just have different frequencies.
#7
Scale isn't same as scale position.

Scale is a group of musical notes that provides material for part or all of a musical work.
You can play notes who are part of scale in any order, anywhere on fretboard, and you are still playing in that scale.
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#8
hi

the important thing to remember is , its not the scale notes which are important, its the chord , tryplaying your Cmajor scale cdefgab over C major chord then play same scaLE OVER Dm , Em, starting from the root note ie over Dm defgabc = D Dorian mode, over Em efgabcd= E phigian mode etc , these are modes , there u have it , the same notes different chords thats music

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hi

the important thing to remember is , its not the scale notes which are important, its the chord , tryplaying your Cmajor scale cdefgab over C major chord then play same scaLE OVER Dm , Em, starting from the root note ie over Dm defgabc = D Dorian mode, over Em efgabcd= E phigian mode etc , these are modes , there u have it , the same notes different chords thats music

cheers


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