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Guitarists of the MB, lay some advice on me



What should be the first 5 or so scales that a guitarist should learn at first?(also, what Key) TIA
any other tips to someone who is a noob at improvising would be appreciated.



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Shepherd
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re: Guitarists of the MB, lay some advice on me


Key of G or E, start with the minor pentatonic scale.





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Key of G or E, start with the minor pentatonic scale.

I've got the E minor pent. scale down. I'll start working on it in key of G. thanks
I've taught myself random ones like C lydian, and other random scales, but I've decided I need some guidance and direction on what to learn. I like to play blues/rock.






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youtube has great guitar lessons for free





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olddawg26
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Go to local jam nights and get shown up a bunch. Then just keep practicing and studying theory. Pretty soon you'll be better than 90% of pop musicians





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Shepherd
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If you have not already done so, start practicing your bar chords..You'll hate it to start but be light years ahead of idiots like me that started on all open chords.





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PurpleNGoldFan
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get a little book that has a bunch of scales.

Practice for 30 mins a day






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kmcmah1
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All major scales are the same pattern of notes just at different places on the fret board. So if you know E major, F major will be one fret up.





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I've got the E minor pent. scale down. I'll start working on it in key of G.


Learn based on relative position, not key.

Learn the scales you want in the key of A, using 5th fret as the home note. Listen to the notes, don't just hit them fast. After your ears are used to the intervals, you can move that scale shape up and down the neck to any key you want.


ETA: Also, if you learn the full minor scale the way I just described, the only thing that changes is the root note from scale to scale. For example, A minor and C Major contain the same notes, then theory can help you figure out why they sound different when played.



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Wow, great advice guys (as expected) thank y'all





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