Tabs for Scales

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  1. djmistryman

    djmistryman kuch..jaana pehchaana

    I tried posting this in Guitar Lessons, Tutorials andTips section and it brought a quick window that had something written on it which even before i could read disappeared. I posted this twice and i do not see it there hence trying to post it here.

    MODS : Kindly move it to the appropriate forum

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    I am back to basics and consider myself a beginner. Here is my humble offering :nw: to the wonderful forum and guitarists. I know it is difficult to remember the keys on the fret board hence here are the tabs for the C Major Scale in all Octaves. This will help as an easy reference.

    Any takers for tabbing the next scales ?


    E---------------------------------
    B---------------------------------
    G------------------2--4--5--------
    D---------2--3--5-----------------
    A---3--5--------------------------
    E---------------------------------



    E---------------------------------
    B---------------------------------
    G---------------------------------
    D--------------------7--9--10-----
    A----------7--8--10---------------
    E---8--10-------------------------




    E---------------------------------
    B---------------------0--1--------
    G---------------0--2--------------
    D------0--2--3--------------------
    A---3-----------------------------
    E---------------------------------




    E---------------------------------
    B---------------------------------
    G---------------------4--5--------
    D---------------5--7--------------
    A------5--7--8--------------------
    E---8-----------------------------



    E------------------------7--8-----
    B-----------------8--10-----------
    G-------7--9--10------------------
    D---10----------------------------
    A---------------------------------
    E---------------------------------



    E------------------5--7--8--------
    B---------5--6--8-----------------
    G---5--7--------------------------
    D---------------------------------
    A---------------------------------
    E---------------------------------



    E---------------------------------
    B----------------------10--12--13-
    G-----------9--10--12-------------
    D---10--12------------------------
    A---------------------------------
    E---------------------------------


    E---------------------------------
    B---1--3--5--6--8--10--12--13-----
    G---------------------------------
    D---------------------------------
    A---------------------------------
    E---------------------------------


    E---------------------------------
    B---------------------------------
    G---------------------------------
    D---------------5--7--9--10-------
    A---3--5--7--8--------------------
    E---------------------------------


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  2. jusmail

    jusmail New Member

    Good job!

    Keep it up
     
  3. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    im not familiar with "octaves"...but is there a way of labeling them?
     
  4. djmistryman

    djmistryman kuch..jaana pehchaana

    Simply put..here is a quote from Cyberfret.com

    Octa is the Greek word for eight. An octave is a note that is 8 steps above, or below a giving note in a major scale.

    I think the gurus here would be better off letting us know how to find them on the Fretboard (special formulas, tricks). The best way that i can think of is to know all the keys on the Fretboard. This is very important and it will help you with chords too. I just tabbed the scale for an easy reference till we master all the keys.
     
  5. djmistryman

    djmistryman kuch..jaana pehchaana

    I guess no takers for the next scale to tab. Let me get working on A minor then.
     
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  6. nice work man i think the mods will move it to tabs discussion or lessons forum
     
  7. bob-bobby

    bob-bobby Extinct or Banned!

    thread moved to tutorials forum ...
     
  8. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    ok actually i had a question...but it sorta relates so ill put it here....but im not sure how to express it...lol

    ok suppose i take this C scale...
    E---------------------------------
    B---1--3--5--6--8--10--12--13-----
    G---------------------------------
    D---------------------------------
    A---------------------------------
    E---------------------------------

    instead of doin the whole thing on B string...how bout half way, i jump to the e string and play the respective notes there ( im not sayin play those frets...but find the respective notes and play them there)....what happens if i do that....i mean im still playing the correct notes right?....but its probably wrong in some sense ? :S....u guys know what i mean?.......i just wanna know what its called and all...
     
  9. daffodil

    daffodil bright little flower

    i guess what u mean is playing correct notes in different octaves ....
     
  10. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    can anyone elaborate further?
     
  11. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    hey liquid it is all right bt you cannot play fast enough on one string
    and you cannot do effects like slides fast enough
     
  12. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    what...what r u tryin to say?...that it sounds better on more strings?
     
  13. dennis

    dennis The Bhangra King

    liquid..lemme try to explain
    the only diff between the root and the octave is the frequency of the note...(i think ananth had posted something about this..try searching)
     
  14. maverick8218

    maverick8218 New Member

    Liquid, I don't know whether this will answer your question... Playing a scale on the same string is the same as taking the notes beyond the 4th fret (except for the g string, for which it will be notes beyond the 3rd fret) to the higher strings. so the scale you mentioned can also be played as follows and it will sound the same.
    E---------0--1--3---5---7---8-----
    B---1--3--------------------------
    G---------------------------------
    D---------------------------------
    A---------------------------------
    E---------------------------------

    Does that answer your question, liquid?

    and regarding your question of labelling octaves. One way to do this would be to compare them with those on the piano. I think the last E string, is the E note on the 2nd octave from the left on the piano and the first e string corresponds to that on the fourth octave.
     
  15. Liquid

    Liquid New Member

    well it sorta does....lol...either that or just makes more questions...but thanks...both of u :)..

    i do have another question though....suppose half way into that scale...i decide to jump onto the b string....that just means im switching octaves?....what if i change to the G string......different octave again?...


    i read that post about octaves a while back.....what determines the "octave" order?....like for scales...u can determine a scale because of the whole formula and all....but with octaves??...i dont rememebr if it was mentioned or not...if it was....just say it was...and ill just look at it again lol

    thanks
     
  16. ananth222

    ananth222 Beginner

    Octave is just a frequency multiplier of two.
    Octaves has nothing to do with switching strings.
    You can play a scale on one string or switching strings cos the construction of the guitar is such that notes are repeated. At the same time u can play a note and its octave on the same string.
    consider the two number lines below:
    A: 123456789123456789
    B: 567891234567891234

    now to count from 1 to 9, u can count it all in A, or count to 5 in A and switch to B.
    both 5's in A and B are the same. Switching strings while playing scales is something like that. Now 5 appears twice in each list - the second appearance can be likened to an octave. Though it doesn't make a difference in numbers, it makes a diff in notes (the second appearance of the note is twice the frequency of its first appearance).
    read this for some more gyan:
    http://www.indianguitartabs.com/showthread.php?t=1984
    and ask if u still have queastions.
    hope it helps.
     

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