# scale help...

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Yousuf_guitar, Mar 7, 2005.

1. ### Yousuf_guitarNew Member

scale help...tell me bout who lamhey scales and what are their frets

hey guyz.one of my friends had played the solo of woh lamhay only on the lower E string.........without any effects or pedals and it sounded somewhat more than just ok.......he said that he played it on the scale of C or D (i dont remember)..i asked which frets did this scale consist of he told that they were on frets 2,3,5,7,8,12.....and on or 2 more..........after that i didnt get time to meet him........
can anyone here tell me bout such scales and what are their frets.......
Yousuf

2. ### jusmailNew Member

Going by the frets you've given, it sounds like he had played the song in E minor sclae. Jayswami had played the same song available at his site. There he has played it on G-sharp minor scale!

3. ### Yousuf_guitarNew Member

hey can u give the frets for other such scales

4. ### LiquidNew Member

just a quick question....

is there a shortcut to find the eminor scale?....like can i just take the e scale and flat every note?....or no?....

u cant do that can u?

5. ### ananth222Beginner

Yes there is
If you take the minor scale for instance, it is formed of:
1,2,b3,4,5,b6,b7 notes
another notation for this is:
Tonic, W, H, W, W, H, W, W
where W is whole step and H is half step.
So you have E(tonic), F#(whole step), G (half step), A, B, C, D E is the E minor scale.
if you memorize the W/H notation u can derive any scale from any tonic.

6. ### Rey1970New Member

hey right on, ananth, when I first started Iuse to use finger position 4 every scale , most of the times I build my own scales, or I can hear the "off" note while playing now. You guys can check out my last lessons on BUILDING GUITAR SCALES LESSON 1 on lessons and tips, and lesson 2 on beginners Q &A