The Secret To 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, not one of those fancy kids with their music lessons.
Learning all the modes, theory and scales really wasn’t for me.
To be perfectly honest…
- I didn’t want to waste time memorizing boring note combinations or dull sets of sounds repeated over and over again.
- I didn’t understand how I could use 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 of:
- 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 didn’t know 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 desperately needed help but I didn’t know where to find it.
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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