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Old 03-20-2012, 05:56 PM
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Scales on GT?

Hi:

I am enjoying my subscription, but i always find myself desperately looking for scales for practice. I always seem to assume that if I click on the Lessons tab, there would be a dedicated section to "Scales", where i could click on "C Major scale for Blues" or something like that. There would be a tab to follow, and probably a single 3 minute vid showing the execution of the scale.

I am curious if you plan to add that, or if you dont plan to....why was that left off? Perhaps there is some reason that would send a beginner down the wrong path?

I have been with GT for a year now, and procrastinating alot, so I called my local instructor and had my first lesson. He gave me a sheet of three scales, and in practicing them, suddenly a ton of GT material made sense, and I did not feel so overwhelmed.

Please add a similar feature. Thanks lots!

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:56 AM
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Hi Chris..
This is on the home page.
Ultimate Scale Finder
"Are you getting stuck in the basic pentatonic box? No more! The Ultimate Scale Finder will show you all five scale patterns for 20 different scales in all 12 keys. A minor pentatonic in the 8th fret position? No problem! C# Phrygian across the neck? Coming right up. Whether your favorite style is the sweet sounds of the major pentatonic or the shreddy mayhem of the harmonic major, the Ultimate Scale Finder is here to help."

Try playing with it a bit..
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:18 AM
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Hey, Chris. Welcome to GT!
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...but i always find myself desperately looking for scales for practice.

Guitar Fundamentals 2, Chapter 1 is all about intervals & scales. That will give you a proper foundation understanding of what scales are & why we use them.

http://www.guitartricks.com/course.php?input=2

Also, notice further down in Chapter 7 is an entire tutorial on how to practice scales:

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=451

After that, please use these links to various scale tutorials:

Major & Minor Scale Patterns
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=453
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=887

Visualing Scale Patterns
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=419
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=898
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=899
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=462

Pentatonic Scales
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=296
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=722
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=185
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=737
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=843
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=914
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=453
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1277

Hope this helps. Let me know if you are looking for something else! Have fun.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:37 AM
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Bingo! Both of these help me tons. Thanks guys!
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Bingo! Both of these help me tons. Thanks guys!

You are welcome! Have fun with scales.
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You don't always need scales written for every individual key. If you know the notes on the fretboard and the root notes in every shape, you can find the scale for the specific key by locating the root note on the fretboard. For example, the root for A major scale on the 6th string 5th fret, to practice the same shape in D major, just move up to the 10th fret on the 6th string and play the same shape. This also allows you to think more about the notes on the fretboard rather than refer to the books all the time, and can help with learning the fretboard more effectively.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:41 AM
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Just saw "The Art of Practice" section in Lessons. Does this thread take partial credit for getting that conversation started? Of course it does!! (that is the sound of me straining to pat myself on the back).

It means alot to see feedback turned into action for a learning site like this. Thanks folks! I will tell my friends for sure.

Chris
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