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Offline david5425

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"Octave Scale Question"
« on: July 22, 2005, 07:39:06 PM »
Can someone tell me what "3 octave scales" I would have to use if I were to play in these list of keys:

A =
 A# =
B =
C =
 C# =
D =
 D# =
E =
F =
 F# =
G =
 G# =

Major scale mode 3-octave, Dorian scale mode 3-octave, Phrygian scale mode 3-octave, Lydian scale mode 3-octave, Mixolydian scale mode 3-octave, Minor scale mode 3-octave, and Locrian scale mode 3-octave.

Like I know that this "3 octave scale" system was design to keep you playing in a certain key all throughout the fretboard. But i dont know what certain octave scale i would have to play if i was playing in these list of all these keys.

Can someone help?

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"Octave Scale Question"
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2005, 09:00:22 AM »
Wha?  :?

I've been playing guitar professionally for 26 years but I gotta say I've never heard of the "3 octave scales".

I know what an octave is...I know every mode you listed...and a 24 fret guitar will cover 4 octaves of any scale in the key of E.

Is this 3 octave scale thing something you got from a book or video?
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2005, 11:08:47 AM »
Here's the website i got it from...

http://www.guitarnotes.com/links/rgoto.cgi?query=8037&sort=advanced&title=Advanced+Technique+at+Guitar+Dreams&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guitar-dreams.com%2F&rank=2.0&rnum=0

When you get there this move your mouse over on the word called: "Scales" on your left hand side. There you should see the list of 3 scales (Diatonic, Pentatonic, and Non-Diatonic scales) move your mouse over the word called "Diatonic Scales" and then click on the word called: "3 Octave Scale"

Hope this helps!

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2005, 09:39:26 PM »
Ok, so they're just examples of playing the different modes over the entire fretboard, which is good, but it doesn't cover every key...that only comes with time and practice...lots of it.

I learned modes differently...I picked them up by discerning the differences between the intervals in the notes of the scale and then went to playing them over and over again all over the fret board; not so much that I sound like a machine playing patterns but enough to where I'm fairly familiar with what to play most anywhere in any key...but it's taken years.

There is no short-cut and no special formula...just practice and dedication.

That site you posted the link to looks pretty good and is such a blessing compared to what I had to learn from when I was just starting out.
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