Learning Scales on The Guitar
Learning guitar scales nearly drove me crazy.
The whole process was long frustrating and to tell you the truth, at first, I just didn’t see the point of it.
You see, when I first started learning guitar all I wanted to do was to play my favorite songs. I had no interest in learning the background theory. I way a D.I.Y guitarist doing it all by myself.
The idea of learning guitar scales, guitar modes and all the background theory scared the heck out of me.
To be perfectly honest:
- I didn’t understand how I could use them
- I never practiced them
- Scale diagrams might as well have been in Chinese
The really important thing I didn’t realize at the time was that by being stubborn and avoiding guitar scales I was holding myself back from mastering guitar.
There were so many benefits when you learn guitar scales that I had never thought about:
- Learning guitar scales helps you build your finger strength. This in turn will improve the rhythm side of your guitar playing.
- Learning guitar scales gives you a greater knowledge of the fret board and opens up new and interesting ideas and sounds
- Learning guitar scales improves your hand eye co-ordination dramatically
But then when I started to pay attention to them I realized something terrible.
I had no idea where to start. The sheer amount of scales I thought I needed to learn was simply overwhelming. It was like a Pandora’s box. Every time I learned something new about guitar scales it opened up a whole new range of problems.
I needed help but I didn’t know where to look.
Why couldn’t someone just tell me what guitar scales I needed to learn, how I should learn them and most importantly how the heck could I use scales to play those smooth effortless solos all my guitar heroes seemed to play with ease.
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