View Full Version : scale and practicing

05-30-2009, 03:33 PM
ok for the past year ive been messing around on my guitar and now my uke...i wanna step it up a notch and learn some real scales. how can i practice them? what are they? where can i find them? help me please

05-30-2009, 03:38 PM
Here's a site detailing the scales (http://ukulelehunt.com/2008/04/23/ukulele-scales-major-scales/).

05-30-2009, 03:42 PM
You will find scales at: http://ukulelestrummers.com There are other sites but this will get you started. :music:

05-30-2009, 09:23 PM
I love scales too. But I think learning how to apply what you know to actual music is the most important thing. What's the use in learning a harmonic minor scale if you can't apply it to anything? The best place to learn scales are from guitar books, vids or webpages. Guitar players have the best info.:cheers:
If you want modes you can check my vids on applied theory.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6A-bWXjtTgI&feature=channel_page

Two parts check it out.:shaka:

05-30-2009, 11:37 PM
I understand the theory right.
Like where the notes are etc.. As above links those videos helps alot, for even guys like me. But does it make me a bad ukulele player if i dont know all the notes on the fretboard. For example(i love examples!) i was playing a song, and i hit the E string on the 11th fret. Someone stops me and asked "what note is that?" I'd be clueless. Its not an automatic thought.
Like if you've given me a timestable like "Whats 2x2?" I'd say 4:p, so its a force of habit. But with this theory Its not. I feel like Im sort of skipping through the basics and just jumping on songs.

What you guys reckon? Anyone in my shoes now? Please tell me Im not alone

05-31-2009, 12:35 AM
You're not :D

05-31-2009, 02:49 AM
When the Reverend Gary Davis was asked if he could read music, he replied, "Not enough to hurt my playing." Same applies to learning scales. IMHO :D

05-31-2009, 05:32 AM
This thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9272) may prove to be invaluable . . .