Guitar Scale Shapes - Stuart Bull Page Four

He sets us up to play a minor blues and how to play the patterns. This is fine. This is what they invented the minor scale for maybe. OK Hip Hop uses a lot of minor scale.

Then he says we are ready to exchange patterns while staying in the same position to make the I IV V melody changes. I think that's a bit optimistic on his part.

Also I am getting tired of hearing about Position one in Ebm on the A string and position 4 on the D string and then which side of it we want to go to and that position number and I am getting to the point I want to say for crying out loud couldn't we stick to C and have some visual material like you yourself Stuart are so obviously reading off screen? Stuart we are trying to learn the guitar, we aren't leading a cow to market. Kindly give us more respect.

Then Stuart shepherds us on to the blues scale which instead of a five note pentatonic is a 6 note scale that we form when we add the incidental chromatic note between the 4th and 5th of the pentatonic scale.

Next and finally in this first menu section we examine the Major pentatonic scale and Stuart blithely mentions that you can interchange them.

That to me is one of the Holy Grail reasons why you should bother getting to know the scales in the first place.

Then he says something confusing he says that there are no relative notes and here he probably miss-spoke. He doesn't want to confuse us with theory he says. The relative minor note in the scale of C major is A, the 6th note A.

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