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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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Different question about Scales

2 contidicting instructions (both online, well, web vs. phone app) 1 says start at the root, play all the way about to the top, play down past the root and then come back upto the root, so pretty much 12 notes. Versus; Start at root, play all the way up then play back down to the root and stop, so for example 6-10 notes depending on key.

Question is, qhich is correct, or are both?

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2 contidicting instructions (both online, well, web vs. phone app) 1 says start at the root, play all the way about to the top, play down past the root and then come back upto the root, so pretty much 12 notes. Versus; Start at root, play all the way up then play back down to the root and stop, so for example 6-10 notes depending on key.

Question is, qhich is correct, or are both?
I'd say both. I mean you're playing the same notes, but with the first you're doing more work, which is probably good
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Unread 02-23-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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It's probably just an exercise...in which case, neither is really wrong. When you get a little more advanced in your scale and modal knowledge, the notes you start/extend to are more important.

FWIW, I always try to get my students to combine scales and "weave" in and out of different scale positions as they discover them. The more neck knowledge you have, the better a player you will be.
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What do you mean about combining and weaving between diff scales? Just doing half of E minor pentatonic scale and then finishing second half with A minor pent, etc? Sounds like an intense exercise

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What do you mean about combining and weaving between diff scales? Just doing half of E minor pentatonic scale and then finishing second half with A minor pent, etc? Sounds like an intense exercise

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You can play an E minor scales in multiple areas on the neck. A good practice technique is starting in one area of the neck and ending in another.
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I see, I understand now. That'd be neat to do. I'll definitelly try that when I can get to that point. Thanks
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