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Old 2005-10-06, 16:02
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Seeing as English is not my native language, could anyone be so kind as to explain the meaning of major and minor scales? I'm not a newbie on the guitar, it's just that I honestly haven't been able to translate it...
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Old 2005-10-06, 16:24
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what is your native language?
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Old 2005-10-06, 16:58
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theres no real meaning behind them, thats their name.
major being the pattern of WWHWWWH
minor being the pattern of WHWWHWW
W=whole step
H=half step
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Old 2005-10-06, 17:17
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yeah dude, whats your langauge

if its scandinavian

whole = hele
half = halv
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Major scales are brighter, happier sounding. Many children songs and heroic themes are written using the major scales and modes.

Minor scales are darker, dissonant, more melancholy sounding. Most metal and hard rock songs are written using the minor scales and modes.
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Old 2005-10-07, 11:15
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Ah, NOW I get it

Yes yes, I see what it is. Thank you very much, it was beginning to get to me.
Always annoying when even the most basic concepts are unreachable because of a mere difference in syllabeles.
Thanks again!
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theres alot of differnt minor scales, like harmonic minor, it sounds like some thing u would hear from a snake charmer.
harmonic min.
tonic-step-semi-step-step-semi-step-tonic
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Seeing as English is not my native language, could anyone be so kind as to explain the meaning of major and minor scales? I'm not a newbie on the guitar, it's just that I honestly haven't been able to translate it...



I,ve got the same problem, I can´t explain properly what I want to explain so now I´m trying to learn more and not post that lot.
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behemoth your english is OK , just a little rough around the edges! let me know if you ever want any help with anything, just pm me
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Old 2005-10-09, 13:25
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As some wise chinese on a hilltop supposedly said:
"It is better to ask and seem stupid than not to ask and remain stupid"
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Old 2005-10-09, 13:44
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Old 2005-10-09, 15:18
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Old 2005-10-09, 15:57
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yes you, you have been asked before and avoided answering...
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Old 2005-10-09, 16:16
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haha yeah what the hell?
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Old 2005-10-10, 13:50
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Nothing personal, I just have a flair for the social equivalent of tap dancing.
Notice how I still don't mention my native language?
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Old 2005-10-10, 14:05
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yeah and youre an english speaker
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i think he's english and a new on the guitar, but didn't want to seem stupid by asking...damn im clever
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Old 2005-10-10, 15:04
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Oooooh, a thinker, ey? Ay, I am English speaking, but no it is not my native language and well, I have played the guitar seriously for eight months, does that makes me new?
Anyway, while we're at it, does anyone know any good scales for reagge?
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i was just joking man. hmm, i dunno bout reggae, never really tried to play it...
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