C maj Am scale CAGED

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    jinajupiter
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    Hello Andrew
    I am reading the course on Music Theory and Jamming Module 3 Unit 1, Soloing in a scale.

    I have a question on the diagram included. I do recognise the C A G and F form, but not the D in the last Diagram. I connected the dots or notes in red.

    How do I practice these forms? Do I fiddle around in all five forms until I master them and then glue them together?

    Is it like that if I mastered all five forms I am able to play major and minor in all 12 keys just shifted to another fret?

    I figured that the C string goes one tone higher every position from c until g in the D form.
    Are there two more forms where the first note on the C string are an a and b?

    Lots of questions :). No rush to answer,
    I am still waiting for my post order for another Uke so I can play with a low G,
    and practice improvising.

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    #27284

    Andrew
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    Great questions, Jina! Let’s jump into it.

    “I have a question on the diagram included. I do recognise the C A G and F form, but not the D in the last Diagram. I connected the dots or notes in red.”

    Those scales follow a 3 note per string pattern. You would need to substitute the C on the 8th fret of string 2 to the C on the 12th fret of string 3. Giving you X 12 12 10. You could apply the same logic to move the G (7 on 3 to 12 on 4) to complete the full shape, although that is not a very comfortable fingering.

    How do I practice these forms? Do I fiddle around in all five forms until I master them and then glue them together?

    I’d practice one a week. They will help you learn the notes throughout the fretboard and allow you to play out of the scale at any location on the neck. Call out formula (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) and notes (C D E F G A B).

    “Is it like that if I mastered all five forms I am able to play major and minor in all 12 keys just shifted to another fret?”

    Yes, if you shifted it up a whole step, you’d be playing in D Major. This is not minor, unless you thought of it as the relative minor and/or considered it a mode. But then the “home”, as in the root note, would be different.

    “I figured that the C string goes one tone higher every position from c until g in the D form. Are there two more forms where the first note on the C string are an a and b?”

    An octave of the root is not required in patterns. The C form would repeat at the 12th fret, no more patterns.

    #27289

    jinajupiter
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    Thanks Andrew,

    I will start practicing the first form this week. 🙂
    It’s a whole new exiting world to me.

    I like your advice Call out formula (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) and notes (C D E F G A B). So I can memorise their function in the scale, for other keys.

    I asked about the amount of forms because how it is now, if you start upward op the c string in the A form starting on a D you get Dorian,
    and same in the G form from E Phrygian etc.
    That’s why I wondered two were missing.

    Yes Am natural I meant as parallel.

    Yezzzz thanks again for offering this learning platform. I love it!
    I promised myself that if I manage to impro over a simple blues I will treat myself on a Risa el. Uke or something similar this summer. (With a strap 🙂 )
    You’ll be the first to know. 🙂

    Cheers

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    Andrew
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    My pleasure!

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