#1
Right i know that scales are not fixed paterns and that sorta stuff but im stuck

i know the pattern for the major scale is WWHWWWH but i still dont unterstand how you figure out when to change strings, and which frets to play where. i dunno if this makes sense but i know how to play scales but i cant get the when to change strings and how to work out the easiest ways of playing.


i hope this makes sense
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#2
Learn the notes all over the fretboard, and then use that pattern to figure out the notes in whatever major scale you want to play.
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#3
Scales are fixed notes not patterns.

Ok a whole step is like G-A or 3-5.
a half step is G-Ab or 3-4

Keeping this in mine, doing a G major scale whould be
W W HW W W H
G-A-B-C-D-E - F#-G

Another way to do a whole step is
A ----2
E 5---- A to B

With this pattern you can figure out any major scale.
#4
And you change strings when you cant finger the notes anymore while staying in the box, if you like staying within the box, so its usually after 2-3 notes
#5
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Right i know that scales are not fixed paterns and that sorta stuff but im stuck

i know the pattern for the major scale is WWHWWWH but i still dont unterstand how you figure out when to change strings, and which frets to play where. i dunno if this makes sense but i know how to play scales but i cant get the when to change strings and how to work out the easiest ways of playing.


i hope this makes sense

You don't really need to figure anything out, you play the notes wherever you feel like. If you want to work out the "easiest" way to play things then just work it out, what's easiest for one player might not be quite the same for another. Just learn the notes of the fretboard, learn the scale then decide where to play it for yourself.
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#7
I had to break it down to 1 octive first

What help me is the chords or the arpegios diagram.
And understanding the invertal or the postion of the notes

The open posistion chords help me when playing the scale toward the nut.
The bar chords help me play toward the bridge.

this is just the Cmaj chord.

-------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------5(3rd)-----------
0(5th)-----------------------5(R)-------------
------2(3rd)-----------------5(5th)----------
--------------3(R)-------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------

here a pentatonic, so it's cleaner to look at.

---------3------------5-----------------8(r)---
---------3------------5-----------------8------
------2---------------5(r)----------7----------
------2---------------5-------------7---------
---------3(r)---------5-------------7----------
---------3------------5------------------8(r)--

Do you see the open posistion..if you start at E string 8th fret ?
Last edited by Ordinary at May 16, 2008,