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QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 11:07:40 pm »
Christ!

Justin.
You just saved me loads of time with this lesson. I know im not supposed to thank you in here, but this lesson has been one of the best since ive started using your website.
Ive been practicing the minor pentatonic scale a lot and i have absolutely no idea what to use it for.
Of course i will use it at some point, but for now ill stick to what i know i can use.

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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 11:29:52 am »
@Pete83, Here's how you use your pentatonic scale.  Go here to get Justin's 12 bar blues backing track and play your A minor pentatonic scale over it.  https://soundcloud.com/justinguitar/a-12-bar-blues-backing-track-justinguitar-com  It'll sound kewl.
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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 11:41:01 am »
Christ!

Justin.
You just saved me loads of time with this lesson. I know im not supposed to thank you in here, but this lesson has been one of the best since ive started using your website.
Ive been practicing the minor pentatonic scale a lot and i have absolutely no idea what to use it for.
Of course i will use it at some point, but for now ill stick to what i know i can use.

Pete, try to improvise some melodies over a simple Blues in A. You will discover that its really fun and good for your ear :). Scales should be used in a musical context to make music.
Choose 3 notes from the scale and make up a melody, then your hooked on it!
The minor / major penatatonic (same thing) is the go to scale for all musicians, especially guitar players.

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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 10:45:13 pm »
I have played around with the minor penatatonic scale, but at the moment im not sure what to use it for  :)

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 09:55:11 am »
Pete,  look at the previous two posts.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 01:32:06 pm »
Pete,  look at the previous two posts.

Yeah i know what you mean, but what i mean is that i have only been playing like 2 months and i dont think the time is right for me to explore this particular area. The link you posted sound awesome and one day i will get into it because blues is something that i want to learn at some point.
Thanks for your advice  :)

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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 12:49:38 pm »
Just watched this lesson. Great advice. Are there any good resources on how to analyze chord progressions to identify the appropriate scales to play over them? I have started playing lead guitar at my church and usually stick to the major scale but it would be cool to have other options.

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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 06:53:08 pm »
Why should there be a time not to learn scales?

I'm new, still playing around with A-E-D timed minute chord changes, but I wanted to start on some basic scales as fingering exercises, learning the scales is a secondary bonus on top, is that going to be a mistake?

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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 06:59:06 pm »
Why should there be a time not to learn scales?

I'm new, still playing around with A-E-D timed minute chord changes, but I wanted to start on some basic scales as fingering exercises, learning the scales is a secondary bonus on top, is that going to be a mistake?

Have you actually watched the lesson? ;)

Learn basic scales if you want to, just don't get sidetracked away from the core of the BC.
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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 12:26:48 am »
Exactly. The answer is in the video.
Can you completely play one scale position and use it to make music?
No?
Don't learn any other scales ... yet.

If you're at stage 1 of the beginner course stick to the schedule too ... just be patient.
Finger stretch type exercises are fine and lead on to scales.

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 07:01:45 am »
No, just read the intro so far, I'll watch the video!

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Learn basic scales if you want to, just don't get sidetracked away from the core of the BC.

This was my plan, stick with the course just use basic scales for finger exercises on the side.

Thanks for the reponse, chaps!

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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 05:01:45 pm »
Before you start using scales as a finger exercise use the finger exercise. It's designed to strengthen and
stretch your finger so youcan p,ay scales.

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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 09:08:35 pm »
Before you start using scales as a finger exercise use the finger exercise. It's designed to strengthen and
stretch your finger so youcan p,ay scales.

Okay, I'll look for the link and try it out.

Spent last night putting my hard work to use and playing along with Justin's Three Little Birds video, quite satisfying!

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Re: QT-005 • When NOT To Learn Scales...
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 09:20:52 pm »
Sorry I forgot to post a link.
https://youtu.be/JCo2Vvtrdvw




 

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