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Scales and Cords

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15 Jul 2006 14:27 | Quote
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Hi. I play guitar in my sparetime. I have newer had any teacher. I have just learned it form websites and friends. Now i have seen so many guitar players play scales while another player cords. I want to do that too!:) ... So... how do i put scales and cords together? Sorry if i'm being unclear, but i'm not very good at english :D
15 Jul 2006 14:30 | Quote
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"Now i have seen so many guitar players play scales while another player cords" UPS! I meant Now i have seen so many guitar players play scales while another player plays cord.
15 Jul 2006 15:54 | Quote
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ok well..... a Scale is a formula within a specific key in which chords follow in. the formula for C major is C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C. The most popular triads are composed within intervals of 1st, 3rd, and 5th. So a C major chord would be C,E,G. Their are all sorts os scales from exotic ones like spanish egyptians to regular pentatonics (which means 5 notes per octave), but what I always found to be the most useful way to memorize scales is to just simply start memorizing every single natural note on the fret board one string at a time. once you do that then you can not only figure out scales quickly on your own but you can also make your own scales.

One thing you must always keep in mind as well is that just because a guitarist looks like he's playing a bunch of notes in a solo, it doesn't mean that he's playing a scale. He could be doing arppegiated chords (meaning chords played seperatly insted in unison.)

usually whe people play chords, it is in a rythem or progression. like Am,G,F,Am and repeats from there. when you play a solo using scales or what ever. You really need to channge the scale acording to the rythem as well. when the rythem guitarist is playing an Am chord you should be playing an Am scale or something that is in the key of Am, and when the rythem guitarist changes to G major then you should quickly change to a G major scale or something in the same key. Which again as I said before would be no problem for someone who has every note on the fret board memorized by heart.

My advise for you would be to simply memorize your notes on the fret board one string at a time, and then play what ever feels right to you, worry about keys if your playing in a band.
16 Jul 2006 04:56 | Quote
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Thanks man! You are great!

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