What are scales?

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Re: What are scales?

Post by NoteBoat » March 19th, 2017, 5:37 am

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.
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Re: What are scales?

Post by LessPaul » March 20th, 2017, 8:36 am

[quote="dhodge"I find it helpful for beginners to say "Root, whole, whole , half, whole, whole, whole, half (which should be the root note again)."[/quote]

Mos def. I usually accompany this with a written exercise. I,personally, use the vernacular "tonic" over "root." As it can confuse some chord stuff later. Tomato, Tomahto lol

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Re: What are scales?

Post by kingpatzer » March 23rd, 2017, 7:23 am

NoteBoat wrote: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 steal that :)
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