Can anyone explain me in detail about scales and what is the use of them

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Shashank007, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Shashank007

    Shashank007 Extremist

    Please help me in understanding scales and what is actually their use.I really doesn't know anything about them.
    And pleaseeeeee use simple language. :eek::
     
  2. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    I will make this very simple. Put very bluntly, scales are a set of notes that sound good together.

    For instance, Do Re Mi... (or Sa Re Ga... if you prefer) is a scale (the major scale). These notes sound good together.

    You can learn scales to use them to play guitar solos; it's not necessary to have to learn scales to play guitar solos but if you do learn them you may find it easier to play and compose solos because you will know what notes go well together and doing so you may be able to get a nicer sounding solo.

    There are various types of scales and many versions of those too but there are 5 basic scales

    1) Major
    2) Minor Pentatonic
    3) Blues
    4) Major Pentatonic
    5) Minor

    The Major scale as mentioned before is the most widely used scale in music (not just western...even traditional Indian music uses this scale). The most common scales used in rock/heavy metal/country music are the Minor Pentatonic and the Blues scale (which is also used in blues...duh!). The Major Pentatonic is a very warm sounding scale while the Minor scale is a little more evil sounding :p:

    I hope that helps because I haven't gone into any detail about the actual scales. To learn how to play these you can go here -> http://www.cyberfret.com/scales/basic/index.php
     
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  3. aeg0

    aeg0 Guitarıng Alchemist

    that was enlightening....thanks. added reps.
    btw, do you have any other site besides cyberfret.com.
     
  4. Shashank007

    Shashank007 Extremist

    Thank's for all that.
     
  5. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    download guitar calculator
    its good and gives diagrams for scales, chord ......
     

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