The minor scale, major scale, and the pentatonic scale.
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The minor scale, major scale, and the pentatonic scale.
i really need help guys please reply with the scale in manuscript
Start out with proper blank scaled paper to write/compose music and draw a G clef. Looking at the rows of lines that correspond to each key, find the line which corresponds to the key of G and draw a whole G note and continue drawing whole notes either up or down the scale until you get back to the key of G ; that begins a new octave/scale..i think any of your favorite music stores will have a helpful person to help you with that; and/or e-library or bricksnmortar library will have anything I have left out…hope that helps. peace..
I have an improv sheet for a blues scale for Bb instruments in i believe the key of C. The scale goes C Eb F F# G Bb C
If i was to play this with a guitar playing a Bb chord would it fit? Also then how do i make other scales for other chords?
A Bb blues scale uses the notes: Bb Db Eb E F Ab Bb
To figure out any blues scale you HAVE to know the major scale first. Then put numbers to each note in the major scale (Ex: D major: D=1 E=2 F#=3….) Then you use this formula to find any blues scale!
1 3b 4 4#(or 5b, same thing) 5 7b 1
Soo D blues is D F G G# A C D
I’ve been playing blues scales over and over for the past year n all i don’t see how that’s helping my i want advice on how i can use these scales because i want to get good at improvise n i’m not even there yet please help
Sounds like you need to practice each and everyday,and maintain your focus. It can be self taught to any human being in the world. As you know as well as myself, nothing good happens overnight. If you truly take an hour or two each and everyday,build callouses on your fingers, and stay with it, you will become great at it.
As far as the blues go, most artists use only three cords to achieve music. Practice my brother.
When people say pentatonic is for blues rock ect, what scales help with playing fingerstyle and complex stuff
I like guys like andy mckee and michael hedges, tommy emmanual, don ross:
will any paticular scale help me out?
The main thing is to use chords and THEIR inversions so that the bass line sounds good against the inversions. As for the scales, you have to incorporate whatever MODES according to the style of music you are playing.
Here is a good site….
I know the g penatonic the minor penatonic and I might learn blue scale today but really I don’t know what the purpose is of knowing them.
To put it simply, the more ingredients at your disposal, the more choice you have of making different type of foods. In music, same thing. When you know your scales and modes, you had at hand, a bagful of scales that will add color to your playing. Eventually, people who listen to you will get bored if you keep repeating the same-o same-o.
The only scales I know as of now are the pentatonic and the blues scales. I just want to know which scales I should know, and I plan on learning most of the scales on the guitar, I just don’t know which ones I should go for first, next, and so on.
1) Pentatonic minor first position
2) Major scale first position
3) Minor scale first position
4) Pentatonic minor positions 2-5
5-6) ditto major and minor
7) Minor Harmonic
It will take a year or so to learn all of these fluently, so take it slow, even just knowing 1) is a good start Google the names and they will appear.
I’ve been playing guitar on and off since a younger age…I’m 28 now, I think I got my first guitar around 12+ years ago. I’m pretty good at playing with chords and strumming patterns in general. I’m okay at fingerpicking, but really haven’t spent a lot of time on it. However, I would like to learn scales in order to learn to play The Blues on my acoustic guitar.
I’m just really, really confused. As an example, this picture: http://www.guitarplayerworld.com/ImagesGPW/BluesGuitarScalePatterns.JPG
What are the 1, 2, 3 and 4′s for? Is this the finger index, middle, third, pinky, etc. being used to fret the string? Is it the pattern that should be played in order, to play the blues scale itself? Or is it the number fret that the guitar should be fretted at? That’s what’s confusing me.
Another example is this:
I see that the roman numerals on the bottom are the frets of the guitar. I see what the diagram itself is saying the different colored dots ‘mean.’ But how do you know what pattern/order in which to play the dots? Surely musicians didn’t spent 100,000 hours sitting around trying to figure out "what sounded good" from a bunch of patterns like this. But I’ve also already tried what sounds good by ear, and it takes an incredible amount of time to find notes that fit one another and sound well together in a good pattern. How do the real blues artists do it so effortlessly? People like Stevie Ray Vaughan seemed to automatically know what to play at the shortest notice and could just "make up" blues out of nowhere. I realize there are patterns you can learn that help with improvisation. But I can’t figure out how to play the patterns themselves in order to learn them.
The reason your seeing 2 of the 4′s or 1′s is because there is a shift movement of that finger. and there is a shift on down one fret on the b string.
Just slide up with the first finger for the extra 1 or down one fret with your pinky for the extra 4 to get there.
With the 1,4,5 pattern of the 12 bar blues rhythm just shift over a string or two as the pattern progresses and then back as you return to the one.
Listen to some Buddy Guy or someone like that before you jam. You should pick up on the groove.
The second illustration is useless unless you have the box patterns 1-5 in front of you to figure out how they fit together.
Hope this helps.
like the major….minor(harmonic,natural,melodic) and blues scales…..i just want to be able to solo and go all out.
I would suggest learning the modes. Learn your major and natural minor and then relate the rest to them. That is how I teach my students. The 4th mode Lydian is the same as the 1st. (major) or Ionian except it has a #4 aka #11. The 5th. mode Myxolydian is the same as the same as the 1st. except it has a b7 which makes it a dominant. You can do the same with all the minor modes and the Harmonic and Melodic Minor scales. If you know the natural minor 6th mode of the Major (Aeolian) the Melodic is the same except with the 6th and 7th tone raised.This is known as the Jazz minor.It is also the same as the major scale except with the b3, which makes it minor. So think of the major scale with the b3 and you will know this scale. The Harmonic is the same as the natural except with only the 7th raised.
All that said, take it slow and just work on memorizing 1 at a time. Once you have one down add another and still practice the 1st. soon you will know them all.
I hope this helps and have fun.