#1
What are the most vital scales to learn? My guitar teacher is the biggest failure I've ever met in my life so he can't teach me ****. If you can post a link to a tab of some kind displaying the scale you tell me to learn, it would be a huge help. And if there's anything else you think I should learn, tell me. I can play like mid difficulty songs (things like Moby Dick by Led), but my theory, soloing, etc. is complete ****. Thanks.

EDIT: Any important chords and powerchord I should definitely learn?
Last edited by super singin at Feb 24, 2008,
#5
Quote by pepsi1187
major and minor scales

like are you saying pentatonic, dorian, what are you saying? You have to be SUPER specific so I can either get someone to teach me or find it myself.

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The Major scale. And the blues scale and pentatonic.

http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php

I also already know the blues scale.
#6
Major, minor, pentatonic and the modes.
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#7
Major - you HAVE to learn the major scale before you learn anything else as most music theory relates back to it. You also need to learn the notes on the fretboard before tackling scales, you can't just look at a tab and understand them.

The best thing you can do before attempting to learn anything is to start reading the Crusade articles.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/JoshUrban/contributions/columns/

Put bluntly, if you don't understand the first one then you're not ready to start trying to learn this kind of stuff yet and need to spend more time getting your head round basic musical concepts.
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Major - you HAVE to learn the major scale before you learn anything else as most music theory relates back to it. You also need to learn the notes on the fretboard before tackling scales, you can't just look at a tab and understand them.

The best thing you can do before attempting to learn anything is to start reading the Crusade articles.

http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/JoshUrban/contributions/columns/

Put bluntly, if you don't understand the first one then you're not ready to start trying to learn this kind of stuff yet and need to spend more time getting your head round basic musical concepts.


Thanks, it's hard to figure out where to start. Just a question though, do you think it is a good idea (as a teacher) to make the 12 bar blues the first thing some one should ever learn on guitar? That was the first thing I was taught. Now he's just dicked around with single octave blues scales for the last six months. Is it me or does my guitar teacher need to be shot?