Reply To: Learning Scales


Hi Larry

I certainly agree with Tomas. But, here is a different twist that may help you. [This will not work if you are using any open strings.]

A way to help you remember scales is to pay attention to the shape of the scale (pattern) (sequence),

and the note and string it starts on. odds a very good that it will repeat. You can play another scale if

you play the same Pattern using the same string and a different note.

I intentionally left out the theory. don’t dwell on this it’s just a tip.


Oh the name of the scale is the first note you play.