Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hickville New Jersey aka Mullica Hill
Am I half assing practicing my scales?
Okay, so I've recently been practicing the major scales and the different neck positions of them on bass. I remember a lesson my old guitar teacher taught me that showed five different positions on the neck of the C scale and how to play them and I implimented them on bass and expanded to every note. So I was looking around on scales and modes online and I saw that the way the scales were played were different from how I did them. I mean the notes were the same but the frets were different and there in one more note played on the scales I see. I'll try to demonstrate.
Here is the Ionian mode of the F scale.
And here is what I play, I was taught this was the fifth position of the neck.
I mean the key is the same but I'm playing it where I don't have to stretching to the 5th fret. The ionion mode has 12 notes played(Not all different I know) while what I play would have 11.
So am I half assing it and I should learn the traditional way to play the scales and modes or is this okay?
Someone get back to me.
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