I was talking to the guy who gave me my stack, to get his opinion on a lead tone i had dialed in.
we got to talking, and within half an hour I had figured out each mode for the Cmaj scale position (I'm in C standard, so it wasnt *actually* Cmaj), one octave .
Now, I have partially forgotten some of the patterns from yesterday. So I'm gonna turn my bedroom light on and practise unplugged .
I need to:
- learn both octaves for every mode
- memorize the positions for different scales (Ie playing through all the modes in Cmaj, then changing to Gmaj and playing them from there).
Yesterday was a musical breakthrough for me, and now I have to work my ass off to retain the knowledge! I'm still not sure how I'll incorporate this into my jam sessions yet, I know what I want to do with the knowledge but I don't know quite how to do it - unless I've been doing it without knowing it already?
another shoutout to Scotty for being awesome
PS: I saved the msn conversation, and I hope that re-reading it will help me remember everything I "learned'
Get Scales & Modes in the Gutiar Grimoire series. That lays out a shit ton of different types of scales, and has all their positions down the neck. I also find if I'm trying to retain a scale pattern to do it in fucked up intervals, like play it 1-3-2-4-3-5-4-6-5-7 etc. Keeps it interesting You can also increase the interval you play it in and practice string skipping while you're at it. Not that I'm great with scales or anything, but when I just find I retain it better when I actually fuck around with shit like that.