What are diff scales on guitar?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by rasika, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. rasika

    rasika New Member

    I have another Q. What are diff scales on guitar?only 1 song can be played in diff scales differently?
    C scale goes CDEFGABC
    but G scale goes GABCDEF#G why?
     
  2. zing

    zing Machine Head

    this is the C scale
    this is the G scale - when played starting with G on the 10th fret
    so u notice both the patterns r the same - only one is lower pitch & other is higher

    thats why u can sing any song in either C or G [or any other] so long as ur notes follow the same pattern [ in this case its a major ]
     
  3. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    The major scale has a formula
    which goes like
    WWHWWWH (W=whole step &H=half step)

    eg for Cmaj
    starting from the c note the next note will be a whole step above i.e D & so on.


    similarly every other scale also has a formula
    like its WHWWHWW for minor scale
     
  4. zing

    zing Machine Head

    http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php
    this has a list of ALL the scales + how to play them
     
  5. rasika

    rasika New Member

    thanx u guys...

    thanks ambush that formula was of gr8 help!! just to make sure though H means half note right? i.e. after D we should go for D# ????
    WWHWWWH doesnt go with Cmaj scale then!
    it will form CDD#FGAA#...


    @ zing.. gr8 site man!!! now I can learn pantatonic scales..
     
  6. rasika

    rasika New Member

    thats why u can sing any song in either C or G [or any other] so long as ur notes follow the same pattern [ in this case its a major ]
    __________________


    didnt follow u ...
     
  7. zicky5608

    zicky5608 Power Shortage

    @Post#5 query
    Yes you are right.

    @Post#6 query
    For example, Pal pal is sung in Emaj scale originally. If you find it too high for your voice you can take the song 2 half steps lower that is Dmaj scale.
     
  8. death_metal_fan

    death_metal_fan oh goody, it's a woody!

    H refers to a half step, not a half note while W refers to a whole step. As you pointed out, the notes D and D# are a half step apart.

    Keep in mind that you the notes E & F are seperated by a half-step (or semitone) (i.e. there is no accidental between them i.e no E# or Fb). The same goes for the notes B & C.

    Therefore your C Major scale goes as follows:


    -W-W-H-W-W-W-H-
    C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C-


    You would similarly use the same formula for the G Major scale.

    -W-W-H-W-W-W--H-
    G-A-B-C-D-E-F#-G-
     
  9. ambush

    ambush _RASTA_man_

    For cmajor scale you start with C note(i.e root note) and then progress a whole step to D then again a whole step to E THEN half step to F and so on...
     
  10. rasika

    rasika New Member

    now I pakka followed it..
    thanx a lot guys ! ! !
     

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