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I'm fairly new to scales and this is probably pretty obvious although I need to make sure

Normally it a major scale would go like this A B C# D E F# G# A.

But can it go like A G F E D C A# A?

I'm guessing yes it can but I'd like it clarify. Thanks!
 

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No matter what order you play the notes, it's still a major scale.

When referencing a scale, you're talking about the tonality (the distance of whole and half steps compared to your root), not the order you play them in.

Well, there is the melodic minor scale, but you'll learn about that later. :)
 

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I'm fairly new to scales and this is probably pretty obvious although I need to make sure

Normally it a major scale would go like this A B C# D E F# G# A.

But can it go like A G F E D C A# A?

I'm guessing yes it can but I'd like it clarify. Thanks!
I don't know what you're talking about, but you're second scale there is A phrygian.
If you want to go back down on the major scale, just use the same notes that you did going up. :)
 

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Its all about the relationship of the tones to each other in a particular scale.
If the interval order is the same you are in the same key.
Modes add another level to the whole thing.
 

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Yeah male guitarists are always up.
Female guitarists prefer(thank God)..............ups & downs :lol:
That's funny, dude!
In fact, as a lurker and always reading threads--I constantly read really humorous replies from you.
I'm really glad to see those. Too many boards lack humort and witty comments. It's refreshing to be part of a community with members like you--that can respectfully remind us that life is too short not to stop and laugh sonetimes.
I'm always waiting to read what you post--I wish there was a "subscribe to members" feature...lol.
I'll just have to keep an eye out daily.
 

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That's funny, dude!
In fact, as a lurker and always reading threads--I constantly read really humorous replies from you.
I'm really glad to see those. Too many boards lack humort and witty comments. It's refreshing to be part of a community with members like you--that can respectfully remind us that life is too short not to stop and laugh sonetimes.
I'm always waiting to read what you post--I wish there was a "subscribe to members" feature...lol.
I'll just have to keep an eye out daily.
Please don't feed the bears.
 

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Please don't feed the bears.


That's funny, dude!
In fact, as a lurker and always reading threads--I constantly read really humorous replies from you.
I'm really glad to see those. Too many boards lack humort and witty comments. It's refreshing to be part of a community with members like you--that can respectfully remind us that life is too short not to stop and laugh sonetimes.
I'm always waiting to read what you post--I wish there was a "subscribe to members" feature...lol.
I'll just have to keep an eye out daily.
Thanks man.
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This is the Emobabies era so there's a lot of them around us, let's make them suffeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrr (James Earl Jones deep voice) :lol:
 

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Thanks man.
Well some take life too seriously, it's a guitar forum we should have fun and not treat it like a religion.
This is the Emobabies era so there's a lot of fun around us, let's make them suffeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrr (James Earl Jones deep voice) :lol:
QFT. Life is meant to be enjoyed. If you dont enjoy life, you've wasted an incredible experience :)
 
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