#1
I have no idea what scales are Anyone know a site that will tell me what they are and how to play them? The reason for me not knowing anything about them is because i'm self taught!
#2
Scales are a just a group of notes that produce a similar sound. Like a minor scale would produce a sad sound ect ect.

Pretty much everything in music is based off the major scale, like chords and such.

Scales are used in constructing music because like I said, they all have one sound and all compliment eachother.

But it goes much more deeper then that, once you study music theory you will probably understand.

All-guitar-chords.com. You should start with the major scale.
#3
what Ze-Metal said basically

get a theory book and you'll start to understand them better
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#7
Quote by Ze_Metal
Scales are a just a group of notes that produce a similar sound. Like a minor scale would produce a sad sound ect ect.

No, you can get any sound from any scale really, dependent upon the backing harmony.

A better definition of a scale: a scale is a specific group of notes at determined intervals from a specific tonal center.
#9
Quote by Hammer Pull
The Major Scale is the basis for EVERYTHING in western music. Once you know the 7 positions of the Major Scale on the fretboard you'll begin to appreciate the genious of the guitar's design and you'll have command of the entire guitar.

Or, learn one position and the construction of the scale and then realize you can play it over the entire neck.
#10
Quote by :-D
No, you can get any sound from any scale really, dependent upon the backing harmony.

A better definition of a scale: a scale is a specific group of notes at determined intervals from a specific tonal center.


He was asking what scales were, he doesn't know any theory either. So it's better to give him a brief example. You don't need the backing harmony either, it could be all in the phrasing.
#11
Quote by Ze_Metal
He was asking what scales were, he doesn't know any theory either. So it's better to give him a brief example. You don't need the backing harmony either, it could be all in the phrasing.

You didn't give a brief example, you just gave a wrong answer. And the backing harmony has more to do with the general "mood" of the notes; it's the phrasing that narrows down the expression.
#14
I know that is essentially what you said but it left room for someone to not understand. So I wanted to try and help that and hope that everyone will be able to understand.