#1
I was looking at some scales to learn, and noticed there are like a thousand million. Which ones are the most important ones to learn, like the ones used the most commonly or something?
#3
most common, are eaisly the natural minor and major scales, as well as the pentatonic ones
those will give you a firm basis before expanding onto other things
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pentatonic = blues scale but that ones important! major, minor, aeolian, usually what i use. joe satriani uses the hungarian minor try that one haha
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#5
Natural, minor, and major pentatonic, natural, harmonic, and melodic minor, and major. Later on you might wanna look into diminished ones...

Well, those are MY favorite ones.
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Quote by rageagainst64
pentatonic = blues scale


Not specifically. Minor Pents are used in blues, but there is a different scale that could be referred to.

I'd learn the major and minor pentatonic, and the natural minor and regular major. Maybe harmonic minor and blues scale.
#7
Ok, so would you guys recommend learning the entire scale, or just one or two modes. Also, what key should i learn it in? I figured maybe E because i like standard tuning.
#8
Learn the major scale. Then learn how every other scale is made from that.
#9
Quote by SixString1989
Ok, so would you guys recommend learning the entire scale, or just one or two modes. Also, what key should i learn it in? I figured maybe E because i like standard tuning.


If you have learned a scale in one key then you basically have learned it in every key! It is just a matter of shifting the shape a number of semitones (frets). As for your first part of the question, I'm not sure what you are saying when you say "on or two modes." I think what you mean is positions, in which case I would say learn one position of the scale at a time, but learn them all eventually.
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#10
Learn the major scale. Then learn how every other scale is made from that


+1. Learn the major scale first. It is the backbone of all things theoretical.

pentatonic = blues scale


Not quite. The blues scale is the pentatonic minor but with the added b5.
#11
Quote by rageagainst64
pentatonic = blues scale but that ones important! major, minor, aeolian, usually what i use. joe satriani uses the hungarian minor try that one haha

The minor scale and Aeolian scale are constructed the same way, that's redundant.

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