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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratafied, Feb 18, 2020.
Why should I bother being familiar with any scale , other than the minor , minor blues and Major.
So you don't start to sound stale and the same all the time? Broaden your horizons
I mostly play blues.
why learn more than one note?
What other scales would you use for blues
if you know the minor blues scale, the major scale, and the minor scale, then you almost know them all.
for instance the minor blues scale IS the major blues scale in another key.
i suggest studying some theory and eventually all will be clear.
i use all the notes for blues. all of them.
Honeslty, for me, if I hear something I dont recognize and wonder how they did it, then I try to find out what it is.
If you play mostly blues and you happen to hear Robben Ford play or Josh Smith, you may hear them play something you hadnt heard before. You may ask yourself, "what did I just hear?". You may say, " I need to learn that!"
Let the fun begin!
This is pretty awesome right here !
Learn the Major Scale in and out up and down back and forth.
The Natural Minor scale (minor scale) and all the modes are contained within that, too. (for future reference)
The Major and Minor Pentatonics are also within the Major Scale.
Then you can think of other major scales as alterations of the Major Scale.
For example, Mixolydian looks like the Major Scale with a flatted 7th.
A good teacher will help.
take a listen to one of my heroes Dickey Betts (Allman Bros) that's why !
i dont look at scales like that. to me, mixolydian simply mean 5, as in the 5th degree of the major scale. nothing more, nothing less.
if you play a C major scale but begin on G, then you are playing a mixolydian pattern.
I think of it that way, too.
All the scales in the world won't help you, though, if you don't know what chords they go over.
My problem is remembering the dam names.
I need to be told the 5th or Im just f'n lost.
& forgedabowt spellin em
after writing them down in order enough times, youll remember em.
Shame he didn't play those notes over the chords. Without any context, it loses a lot of meaning.
Last time I looked, all the scales are free to learn, as is the vast amount of music theory beyond that. I've been playing more than 50 years and I'm still learning.
Some years ago, I'd reached a point where my taste in music had matured, but my abilities as a musician hadn't moved at the same pace. As a result, I was really bored by my own guitar playing. It was the kindness and knowledge of some leading lights on S-T that helped me to start turning that around.
@Stratafied - what you choose to do with your talents is up to you, but all theory and practice has ever done for me is broaden my horizons.
You make many great points here Simon !