#1
ok when your finding what key the song is and the chords in the progression on the major scale is the root note the 1 or is the first note of the scale the 1. and also how do you know what box to use or does it matter


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#2
Quote by snider52
is the root note the 1 or is the first note of the scale the 1.
Those should be the same.

Quote by snider52
and also how do you know what box to use or does it matter
The box you use never matters. As long as you play the notes of the scale, you can play anywhere on the neck while staying in key.
#3
but in the first box of the major scale the root note is the second note on the scale...right?
#4
it was just said that the first note on the scale and the root note are the same
bangoodcharlotte just said so, so it must be true
#5
Quote by snider52
but in the first box of the major scale the root note is the second note on the scale...right?
Boxes and scales are not the same thing.

The root can be the first, second, third, etc note of a pattern. However, it is always the first note in a scale. Here's an example:

C major scale: C D E F G A B

A pattern for the C major scale at the third fret:


e----------------------------------3-5-7-
B---------------------------3-5-6--------
G----------------------4-5---------------
D---------------3-5-7-------------------
A--------3-5-7--------------------------
E-3-5-7---------------------------------


If you play that pattern over a C major progression, that is the C major scale. In that context, the root is not G nor does it have anything to do with G.

Quote by tona_107
it was just said that the first note on the scale and the root note are the same
They are, but the first note of a pattern may be lower than the root just to show all available notes in the area, such as my pattern posted above.
Last edited by bangoodcharlote at May 5, 2008,