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Guitar Playing, Technique, Theory / Re: Memorizing a whole song
« on: March 05, 2011, 11:13:09 PM »
For lyrics, you have to do the song WITHOUT THE PAPER or you will never memorize it.  I learned that the hard way relying on a book and only having a handful of songs memorized.  For lyrics also play the song over and over will help...This may also help with the guitar part to get the song saturated into your brain.

Guitar Playing, Technique, Theory / Re: Memorizing a whole song
« on: March 05, 2011, 11:10:08 PM »
I started playing mandolin and for licks I memorize measure by measure and repeat it a lot. I do the same for guitar.  I have the most difficulty memorizing lyrics, and again, verse by verse, and lots of repetition. I also understand that if you practice it just before you go to bed you can learn if faster.

In the major scale key of C the minor 6 is A minor, so you can play the A minor pentatonic scale over a C major progression, correct? 

Now what about minor scales. I understand that with the minor scale the 3rd note of the scale is the major third, so if we are looking at the A minor pentatonic, the third note would be C#, correct?

I have a diagram of this in E minor which shows box one of E minor pentatonic and the G major pentatonic scale are the same notes with different roots - E minor pentatonic root is on the first note and G major pentatonic is on the 2nd note. 

I don't know if I have been playing notes in the G major pentatonic when playing the A minor pentatonic when improvising.  I assume I would just be bending and such at different places.

Are there any other scales that I can use when playing blues? 

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