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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2008-10-30T16:12:44+00:00 2008-10-30T16:12:44+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]>

Statistics: Posted by DPClement — Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:12 pm

2008-09-07T18:33:11+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]>
Caged Method sounds like a good band name. :D

Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Sun Sep 07, 2008 6:33 pm

2008-08-21T22:48:56+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]> Statistics: Posted by ricochet — Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:48 pm

2008-08-21T22:13:25+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]> Statistics: Posted by michelle — Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:13 pm

2008-08-21T14:07:13+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]>
Ernie Hawkins (or anyone who's a good teacher) DVD on the C-A-G-E-D Method. All problems solved basically in about 2 weeks. Should be the FIRST THING a teacher teachers his guitar student, if you plan on playing in standard tuning.

CAGED is your best friend. Do not *not* know him. Don't bother with anything else until you have CAGED theory down. It's amazingly easy.

Statistics: Posted by Nicodemus — Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:07 pm

2008-08-19T04:20:48+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]>

Statistics: Posted by michelle — Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:20 am

2008-07-23T12:19:46+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: Scale stuff]]> Root WT 2nd WT 3rd ST 4th WT 5th WT 6th WT 7th ST Root
WT = Whole Tone (2 Semi-tones)
ST = Semi-Tone (1 fret)

So, if you look at the C scale, you get
C (Root) WT D (2nd) WT E (3rd) ST F (4th) WT G (5th) WT A (6th) WT B (7th) ST C (Root)

Take the D scale:
D (Root) WT E (2nd) WT F# (3rd) ST G (4th) WT A (5th) WT B (6th) WT C# (7th) ST D (Root)

It means that the pattern of notes, on the fretboard, is always the same, just played from a different position. The scale of C starts on the low E string, at the 8th fret (or the A string, at the 3rd fret or the B string, at the 1st fret), the G starts on the low E at the 10th fret (or the A at the 5th fret, the open D string or the B string, at the 3rd fret). It doesn't matter, where it starts, the notes in the scale all follow the same pattern (WT, WT, ST, WT, WT, WT, ST).

The major Pentatonic scale is the same as the major scale, but without the 4th and 7th degrees. Instead of C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C, the major Pentatonic is C, D, E, G, A, C.

The natural minor scale is similar to the major scale, in that it has it's own sequence of WT & STs and is based on the major scale, but starting at the 6th degree. So, in C, you'd start at A (6th degree of C) and continue along the C scale, back to A:
C (Root) WT D (2nd) WT E (3rd) ST F (4th) WT G (5th) WT A (6th) WT B (7th) ST C (Root)

Root A (2nd) WT B (3rd) ST C ..... WT D (4th) WT E (5th) ST F (6th) WT G (7th) WT A (Root)

To get the minor Pentatonic, you remove the 2nd and 6th degrees of the minor scale - in A minor, that's B & F. They are the same notes that were removed from the relative major scale (in this case, C) to give the major Pentatonic.

To get the Blues scale, you just add the note between the 4th and 5th degrees - in C, that's either F# or Gb, depending on whether you want to call it an augmented 4th or a diminished 5th.

Statistics: Posted by Catweazle — Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:19 pm

2008-07-23T09:02:03+00:00 <![CDATA[Scale stuff]]> I don't understand how people find it easy. I know a lot of my major scales, and I don't really see any relation between them. The E Major scale was the first scale I learned, followed by the D Major scale, and I can solo pretty decently in those two scales, but I don't understand how they are even related. So I guess.... I need help with figuring out how to move scales around to find different keys. Any help.

And if this belongs in a better spot than the Tabs section, will you move it for me Rusty?

Statistics: Posted by leftyguitarman — Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:02 am