The easy process of learning guitar scales

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Most people (non musicians) think that writing music is just random, you know, picking some chords and notes randomly until they fit together...etc!!!, but when you enter the world of writing your own music, you'll discover that it's much like math, and scales are the basic of music, because when you learn them properly, you'll be able to read music tabs even without seeing them and that's what we all want!!!

Learning guitar scales is not an easy process to learn and it's not a hard process neither, because you have to be persistent to learn them, that's why it's hard for people who get bored easily, but if you "love" music as i do, the process of learning guitar scales will become a natural and easy process.

The first thing when you learn music scales in general is to memorize patterns (the shape of the scale in the neck of the guitar), to do that you should be familiar with half and whole steps (half step= one note, whole step= 2 notes).

All scales are based on intervals, so all you have to do is memorize the intervals on the scale like major scale for example (whole, whole, half, whole, whole, whole, half), how easy is that!!!, and the funny thing about guitar is when you memorize a scale at one position, you'll be able to play it in every other position on the neck.

The second thing to do in learning guitar scales after memorizing the shape is to know the notes, the notes will help you a lot in constructing chords.

After that you have to know the position of notes in the scale (intervals), root, 2nd, 3rd, 5th...etc, that will help you in knowing your scales, majors, minors, diminished...etc.

The last thing is to play that scale in every position and note on the neck (first string, 2nd, 3rd...etc) , this will give you a flexibility in your playing and will allow you to solo over some specific chords.

When you master guitar scales, you can combine them or play different scales with every chord or do whatever you want with them.

If you follow these easy steps, you'll discover that learning guitar scales isn't hard as most people say.

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