I was recently asked a good question by one of this sites regular visitors.
‘Why do I need to learn scales and what are their practical application in music ?’.
Scales are like the maths of music, the main reason to learn them is to give your self a [...]
Scales – Part 6
Take a look at the two scale diagrams below. At first glance, the G minor and G major scales at first look completely different from one another.
Look at the pattern of notes between frets 1 and 6 of the minor scale, and compare them [...]
Scales – Part 5
Now you can handle the natural or pure minor scale in all twelve keys, by simply learning the Gm, as shown in parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of this no nonsense guide. It’s time to use these minor scales to play all twelve keys of the [...]
Ok, by now you should be completely familiar with the 7 overlapping patterns of the G natural or pure minor scale, as shown in parts 1, 2, and 3 of this no nonsense guide.
If you’ve been practicing them for 20 – 30 mins on a daily basis for a couple of [...]
Having made it through our no nonsense guides parts 1 and 2, you should now be well on your way and have a firm grip on the first 5 positions of the natural minor scale.
You should see now just why I divide the scale up into 7 easy over lapping parts as [...]
By now, if you have been following the first part of our no-nonsense guide to scales, you should be very familiar with positions 1 and 2 of the natural or pure minor scale. You should have spent at least two days learning the first two positions and should be able to move [...]
This guide may not be 100 % theoretically correct, but it will be everything you need to know to get you through the theoretical nightmare of scales that’s been haunting you for years.
Scales represent a huge barrier to many musicians and dealing with the mass of information that comes with them [...]