Scales

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Stratafied, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    4,783
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Location:
    North of South
    Why should I bother being familiar with any scale , other than the minor , minor blues and Major.
     
  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

    Age:
    44
    Messages:
    23,269
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    So you don't start to sound stale and the same all the time? Broaden your horizons :)
     
  3. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    4,783
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Location:
    North of South
    I mostly play blues.
     
  4. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,472
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    why learn more than one note?
     
    Sev112, davidKOS, Mansonienne and 7 others like this.
  5. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    4,783
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Location:
    North of South
    What other scales would you use for blues
     
  6. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,472
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    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.
     
    Jason D, Andrew Wasson, Omar and 2 others like this.
  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

    Age:
    44
    Messages:
    23,269
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2014
    Location:
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  8. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,472
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    i use all the notes for blues. all of them.
     
  9. Stratafied

    Stratafied Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    69
    Messages:
    4,783
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2019
    Location:
    North of South
  10. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

    Messages:
    19,477
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Location:
    My house.
    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! :D
     
  11. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    3,628
    Joined:
    May 1, 2016
    Location:
    northwest nj
    This is pretty awesome right here !
     
  12. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

    Messages:
    15,298
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Location:
    Hurst, TX
    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.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2020
  13. myredstrat

    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    67
    Messages:
    1,557
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2020
    Location:
    ontario canada
    take a listen to one of my heroes Dickey Betts (Allman Bros) that's why !
     
    Andrew Wasson likes this.
  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,472
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    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.
     
    Jason D, Omar and Stratoskater like this.
  15. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

    Messages:
    15,298
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Location:
    Hurst, TX
    I think of it that way, too.
     
  16. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

    Messages:
    15,298
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Location:
    Hurst, TX
    All the scales in the world won't help you, though, if you don't know what chords they go over.
     
    davidKOS, Boognish, Jason D and 2 others like this.
  17. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

    Age:
    60
    Messages:
    6,029
    Joined:
    May 2, 2016
    Location:
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    My problem is remembering the dam names.
    I need to be told the 5th or Im just f'n lost.
    & forgedabowt spellin em
     
  18. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Silver Member

    Messages:
    27,472
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Texas
    after writing them down in order enough times, youll remember em.
     
  19. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Silver Member

    Age:
    64
    Messages:
    16,648
    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Location:
    SE England
    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. :)
     
  20. duzie

    duzie Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    3,628
    Joined:
    May 1, 2016
    Location:
    northwest nj
    You make many great points here Simon !
     
    Andrew Wasson and simoncroft like this.