Intro to scales
There are a few things that we should know before we start thinking of scales. Nothing to intense only the absolute gotta know's of it.There are eight notes in An octave. An octave being from the beginning note of one octave to the beginning note of the next octave. For example if you look at the fret board on the guitar and pick one string you will notice that the open note is the same note that is on the twelfth fret.The twelfth fret is the point that everything is repeated.The note on the 12 fret is the last note in the octave and the first note of the new octave. What makes a scale a scale. Well a scale is a series of notes that gets you from the beginning of one octave to the beginning of the next octave. Kinda like a bunch of stones in a river that you use to get from one side to the other. But some of those rocks are to slippery to use so you can only use certain stones.(excuse the metaphor).The river being the octave you must get across. The notes of the scale being your stones.How do you know which stones to use? To answer that we have to get into the meat of the matter.So move on to the step pattern section or the finger pattern section.