#1
this is the major scale right?

e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-1-3-5-7-8-10-12-13-------------------------------------------------|
well it going from E G A B C D E F G


but, if i play this out on the guitar, it doesn't sound like Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do.

however if i play it like this ...
e|----------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--0-1-3-5-6-8-10-11-13-------------------------------------------------|

it sounds like Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si Do. And i thought that's what the major scale was supposed to sound like
#3
You're playing a mode of the C major scale. I dont know which off the top of my head but if your looking for do re-mi etc you will want it to start on C so that you get C D E F G A B

right now your playing in E so if you want it to sound right going from E you should play

E F# G# A# B C# D#

remember the formula for constructing a major scale.
#4
Starting from a C, that being C D E F G A B C.
If you do it from E, like you're doing, it should be E F# G# A B C# D# E.

What you were playing was nowhere near the right scale for either.
Unless you were TRYING to play C major from the 3rd.

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------1--2------------------------------------|
A|---------------0--2--4--------------------------------------------|
E|---0--2---4-------------------------------------------------------|

That is E major.
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#5
Quote by RedFez64
You're playing a mode of the C major scale. I dont know which off the top of my head but if your looking for do re-mi etc you will want it to start on C so that you get C D E F G A B

right now your playing in E so if you want it to sound right going from E you should play

E F# G# A# B C# D#

remember the formula for constructing a major scale.

so just going open E to F G A B C D E isn't a major scale or is it that it's not supposed sound like do ray mi? b/c doing that doesnt sound like it.

Im asking this, b/c im trying to remember the notes on the low strings, so i can remember what chord is what, when im doing barre chords, so i figured learning to major scale on a single string would be helpful for that.
Last edited by lpmarshall at Jul 5, 2008,
#6
E to F G A B C D E is C major scale but because you don't start on C it won't sound like do re mi ... you're starting on at mi fa sol...
#7
Quote by smewings
E to F G A B C D E is C major scale but because you don't start on C it won't sound like do re mi ... you're starting on at mi fa sol...

Or it could be A Minor
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#8
Quote by RedFez64
You're playing a mode of the C major scale. I dont know which off the top of my head but if your looking for do re-mi etc you will want it to start on C so that you get C D E F G A B

right now your playing in E so if you want it to sound right going from E you should play

E F# G# A# B C# D#

remember the formula for constructing a major scale.
He's not playing a mode. To play modally something needs to imply some harmonic content somehow. Normally its a chord being played underneath.
And theres no A# in E major. The scale you listed there is B major.

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The first pattern you played is a major scale. But patterns arent scales, my suggestion to you is for you to learn how to construct major scales.
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