Here is a fret board layout showing the Major scale and Box pattern

jaxjaxon

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You can move the pattern to any fret and be playing in the key of the root 3rd fret G 7th fret B
Major Scale pattern and box shape at fifth fret.gif
 

JDJ

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I believe this is subtle commentary that this is a guitar-oriented music gear discussion forum, directed at those Pubsters who only participate in this fractional sub forum and trod little elsewhere. Well played.
 

RYAN1987M

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So, in summary, only play the notes without a letter on them at your own peril?
 

ctreitzell

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What fret do you move it to to play in Dm, which is the saddest key?
Juice by Lizzo is in Dm (somewhat)...do you find this sad?
or is that a question?

Sadness/ mood comes from melody and performance...key sigs are just a way to explain what notes to play for others...I'm sure some very sad moods can be achieved using A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#
 

michael patrick

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Juice by Lizzo is in Dm (somewhat)...do you find this sad?
or is that a question?

Sadness/ mood comes from melody and performance...key sigs are just a way to explain what notes to play for others...I'm sure some very sad moods can be achieved using A-B-C#-D-E-F#-G#



" It’s part of a trilogy, a musical trilogy I’m working on in D minor, which is the saddest of all keys, I find. People weep instantly when they hear it, and I don’t know why. "

 

jaxjaxon

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Yes I have been using this type of Major box shape pattern for years. No it will only do major keys. To do a minor key you need to move the half step down one semi tone making the H a W and the W before it a H. The R is the root / tonic of the key the W is a whole step or two semi tones and the H is a half step or one semi tone.
 

Motterpaul

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I like the way you made it start on "A" - which is also the first letter in the English alphabet. So much easier to remember that way: A B C D E F G, except the actual notes are A B C# D E F# G# A (just to be clear).

Also - if you start this scale on the F#, you have the F# natural minor. If you start it in B you have B-Dorian, if you start it on D you have D-Mixolydian. And the notes remain the same so why do we even learn all those modes?
 




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