View Full Version : Why does it hard to play scale?

11-12-2003, 06:35 AM
Hi, I'm gonna ask a basic question.
I notice that playing scale (i.e B Mixolydian in 7th position) can be so hard than just playing ascending/descending run from lesson book. Why's that??
I've found it very awkward to just play straight scale without playing it with sequences. Could you tell me what is my really problem?

11-12-2003, 07:20 AM
Hi Mike!

When you play some scale up or down in repeating sequences you don't need to move your whole hand as fast as when you
play straight scale run. With sequences you mainly move your
fingers in repeating pattern but when playing, let say, two
octave scale up and down you have to shift your left hand
from string to string much faster.

But with practise this will come easier! :D


11-12-2003, 05:36 PM
Mike ,
I think jov is , absolutely right. I have a few "licks" I can play quickly and clearly "in position"but , I'm not really that articulate over all. Moving your hand along the fretboard is something that takes as much practice as chording , or.......etc,all.
Also , I've found a few "patterns"-:eek: (not the "P" word!) that I am not comfortable playing. I'll find a different way to play those bits.

Hope this helps
(with a name like that,you can't go wrong!)

11-13-2003, 01:07 AM
with a name like that,you can't go wrong!)

I wholeheartedly agree!:D

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11-15-2003, 02:05 AM
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