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by kingpatzer
March 23rd, 2017, 7:23 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: What are scales?

I solve that problem by giving the shapes names. A C major scale at the third position is a 1 fingering - the root is under the first finger on the A string. The same scale played in fifth position is 4E, seventh position 2E, 12th position 4A, etc. That's actually kind of brilliant. I may have to s...
by kingpatzer
March 17th, 2017, 7:14 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: What are scales?

. . . so relying on shapes is natural for the guitarist. This is very true - but it also can lead to a great deal of confusion in the realm of music theory. Many guitarists will be soloing in C Major, for example, and they'll move to 3rd position and start soloing over the C Major scale in a shape ...
by kingpatzer
March 14th, 2017, 4:55 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: I can't play guitar
Replies: 36
Views: 16435

Re: I can't play guitar

Late to the party, but unless you're fingers are smaller than a very small 12 year old's they aren't too short:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wi4aVqEVT_c
by kingpatzer
March 14th, 2017, 4:34 am
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Quick amp help, blackstar or fender stage
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Quick amp help, blackstar or fender stage

Classic rock and blues screams "fender." If you want to play some metal now and again, put a high-gain overdrive in front of it, or maybe stack a couple of overdrives. An EHX Soul Food pushing a tube-screamer sounds really great actually. If you want to get really gritty sounds, stack the Soul Food ...
by kingpatzer
March 13th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Any famous guitarists that learned to play late in life?
Replies: 48
Views: 32403

Re: Any famous guitarists that learned to play late in life?

Becoming famous means negotiating the music business . . . and that is not something an older person with responsibilities in their life will have the inclination to do. Being successful is another matter. I know more than a few very successful guitarists who make a good living playing and teaching ...
by kingpatzer
March 11th, 2017, 8:42 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: What are scales?

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by kingpatzer
March 11th, 2017, 8:41 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: What are scales?

It's a little thing, but it can make all the difference in the world when you're explaining it to someone who's not familiar with music. I absolutely agree, David. When dealing with people starting out, it's important to simplify. But at some point, folks have to stop confusing shapes with scales, ...
by kingpatzer
March 8th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: What are scales?

I'm not really sure but I know relative to c is all major (or perfect) intervals. Nope. Major Fourths, Major Fifths, and Octaves are called "Perfect" intervals. Other intervals are not called perfect. A perfect 4th is 5 semitones. A perfect 5th is 7 semitones. A perfect octave is 12 semitones. In j...
by kingpatzer
March 7th, 2017, 6:15 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

Re: What are scales?

It takes quite a bit of thinking to say what a scale is, but a major scale in C, relitave to C is CDEFGABC. . What you listed is the C major scale. What you mean by "realitive to C" is completely unclear to me. However, much more central is that it doesn't take quite a bit of thinking to say what a...
by kingpatzer
March 2nd, 2017, 5:46 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: What are scales?
Replies: 17
Views: 6039

What are scales?

I wrote this response for another forum, and thought I'd post it here as well. Basically, someone asked about understanding why there are so many "different G major scales for example," because they were confused about how they could be playing the same scale over different places on the guitar. I d...
by kingpatzer
February 14th, 2017, 12:12 pm
Forum: Beginner's Q&A Forum
Topic: Guitar and Amp question
Replies: 11
Views: 4689

Re: Guitar and Amp question

"Wattage" really means very little. Speaker quality, peak headroom of the amplifier, the genre of music you're playing, and speaker efficiency all matter much more. Not to mention the tonal characteristics of the amplifier itself. Further, wattage and loudness are not linear relationships to one ano...
by kingpatzer
February 14th, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Major/Minor question
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: Major/Minor question

Really the way to understand this is to first understand the scales and how they relate to notes and tones. A scale is an ordering of notes across one octave. The starting note of the octave for the purpose of ordering the scale is called the root. The one subtlety here is that it is an ordering of ...
by kingpatzer
January 22nd, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: In The Studio
Topic: help with gear
Replies: 1
Views: 1917

help with gear

Hey folks, Some of the old-timers here might remember me from a few years back. I took a LONG break from playing due to a head injury and resulting complications. Anyway, I'm back to practicing and hoping to do more in the near future. But I've realized my gear is highly dated, and there are a few t...
by kingpatzer
February 7th, 2011, 6:57 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Is my guitar website useful (it's theory related)
Replies: 36
Views: 10175

Re: Is my guitar website useful (it's theory related)

NEZTOK wrote:You got to apply my system to something. A fretboard is a good start...

Beginners usually don't want to learn what function the note C (or D, Db, D#, E etc) serves in EVERY scale imaginable off the top of their head. :D
So who is your intended audience?
by kingpatzer
February 7th, 2011, 2:33 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: Is my guitar website useful (it's theory related)
Replies: 36
Views: 10175

Re: Is my guitar website useful (it's theory related)

Page 21 says "I'm assuming if you're looking at this that you are not a beginner." Ok, so who is your intended audience? Why would someone who is NOT a beginner need to have scales explained to them or shown how to play a scale on the fretboard? Those to me are the sort of basic bits of knowledge a...