#1
So I'm kind of just getting into theory and I was working out major scales. So is it like a fixed pattern and you just move down the fretboard? like this:


G major
---5--7--8----------------------------------------
---5--7--8----------------------------------------
---4--5--7----------------------------------------
---4--5--7----------------------------------------
---3--5--7----------------------------------------
---3--5--7----------------------------------------

A major
---7--9--10--------------------------------------
---7--9--10--------------------------------------
---6--7--9----------------------------------------
---6--7--9----------------------------------------
---5--7--9----------------------------------------
---5--7--9----------------------------------------

Is that right?
#2
not quite.

the notes in G Major are

G A B C D E F# G

so your g major scale doesn't work.
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#3
Quote by Shifty155
not quite.

the notes in G Major are

G A B C D E F# G

so your g major scale doesn't work.



In what way is it wrong?
All the note names look right to me :S
#4
Those look correct to me. Anyway, just remember, you can play those scales anywhere. If you played G Major at ..


G major
---8--10--12---------------------------------------
---8--10--12----------------------------------------
---7--9--11----------------------------------------
---7--9--10----------------------------------------
---7--9--10----------------------------------------
---7--8--10----------------------------------------

That position and it will still be G major if your chord progression is a G major progression.
#6
Quote by bangoodcharlote
You're correct for now, but remember, a scale is a group of notes; you are not restricted to any single pattern.


Yeah, I know, I was just wondering if that was an okay pattern cos that's the way I remember scales.
#7
try to use fixed intervals which form major scale then you can apply it for any note and you have major scale
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