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cdt785
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Hi.I'm A newbie,any suggestions on where to begin learning scales?Also,are there any websites or any learning aids to help figure out where notes are laid out on the fretboard?Thank you very much for your help.Chris


   
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Ghost
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Yes indeedy, http://www.guitarnoise.us/scales/Scales.htm . All thanks to Joe and Nils.

There's also many other helpful tools on that site.

I took out the dot and put it back for fun now. :lol:

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Mike
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You added a dot at the end Ghost. It's http://www.guitarnoise.us/scales/Scales.htm

But, Joe had a funny message on the one you gave so click on that one anyway! :lol: :lol: :lol:


   
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Misanthrope
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Hi.I'm A newbie,any suggestions on where to begin learning scales?Also,are there any websites or any learning aids to help figure out where notes are laid out on the fretboard?I have a chord and scale viewer at http://ChordsAndScales.co.uk , it'll show you a diagram of the fretboard with all the notes from your scale laid out... hope you find it useful :)

ChordsAndScales.co.uk - Guitar Chord/Scale Finder/Viewer


   
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Narn
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P.M. me with your E-mail addy and I can send you a powerpoint presentation that has the major, minor and pentatonic scale shapes laid out in some pretty simple fretboard diagrams you can then print out.

Narn

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Alan Green
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Why do you want to learn scales?

IMHO, there is no value learning scales for their own sake - sure, learn them as part of learning to play lead, but you have to have a reason to learn scales or they become b-o-r-i-n-g

Far better to to start by learning to play some songs. Then worry about leads and scales

Best,

A :-)

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Rahul
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Yes indeedy, http://www.guitarnoise.us/scales/Scales.htm . All thanks to Joe and Nils.

There's also many other helpful tools on that site.

I took out the dot and put it back for fun now. :lol:

Dang , how do you make it ghost.Is it from the Billy mandy grimm cartoon ? :lol:


   
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Grump
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Hi all,

I looked at the link and some lights may be coming on. Can someone explain the significance of scales? I have only been trying to play for a few months so I get a little lost (OK, OK I get a lot lost). Are scales finger/fretting practice or some clue as to the set of notes to choose from when playing a solo?

Are there general rules of thumb about notes that work together when playing lead or when trying to add a little pizzazz to solo playing (i.e. like the single note strumming patterns)?

Thanks,
Grump :evil:

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