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(@deanobeano)
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A while back i read in my guitar magazine the guitarists such as brian may and noel gallager use major scales, so i started to learn them so far i learned A and C and i was gonna learn D,E,G as these are common keys. But then i read on herethat most rock music uses minor and blues scales. I'm gonna carry on with the major scale anyway might as well now i've started and they will still come in useful. So my question is what scales do you think are a must ? Also should i learn sharp and flat scales e.g Bb or Eb ?

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All of the above.

Also remember that scales are flexible. Want an A scale but only know G? Move your pattern 2 frets down.

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You might want to read through David's lesson, Scaling the Heights. It's got a lot of useful information.

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Every (western) scale centres around the major scale. The minors are modified majors, the pentatonics are modified majors/minors, etc.
Don't quit the majors, they will stand you in good stead for the other scales

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Forget all that, just go learn the Hungarian Gypsy scale.

on second thought, maybe you shouldn't take my advice.

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Also remember that scales are flexible. Want an A scale but only know G? Move your pattern 2 frets down.That'd be two frets up. In pitch. Closer to the bridge.

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You might want to read through David's lesson, Scaling the Heights. It's got a lot of useful information.

I overlooked that article myself. Scanning, scanning. ...

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Also remember that scales are flexible. Want an A scale but only know G? Move your pattern 2 frets down.That'd be two frets up. In pitch. Closer to the bridge.
That's exactly what I said. Down, closer to the bridge. :P

Am I completely backwards in my thinking?

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"Up", in this context, refers to raising the pitch.
When referring to a strum, it means physically upward.

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Thanx for you advice i read the article and i have a question. Is a natural minor just and ordinary minor ?


   
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Yes, the natural minor (also relative minor) is the "normal" minor.

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That's exactly what I said. Down, closer to the bridge. :P

Am I completely backwards in my thinking?Yep! :lol:

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(@deanobeano)
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thanx


   
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