Why is there more than one position for scales?
As in a, minor/major pentatonic scale have 5 positions.
what does this mean? why are there five positions?
what are the benefits of learning all five when you can just play
one movable scale for each type?
Last edited by newguitars08 at Mar 16, 2008,
So you can be a bloody wanker and look cool, going across all the strings and frets.
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All of the notes in the positions are the notes in the scale, so you can play the whole range of notes while staying in key.
positions were not set in stone when scales were created...its just the most popular system to help you memorize the scales. if you know the notes of a scale you can play it horizontally, diagonally, vertically, etc
because it isn't just one movable pattern. Move it up one and it's a completely different key.