There has been a lots of talk whether we, the guitar players, should learn scales or not. Guitarist society has divided into two groups – ones who are saying that learning scales is a waste of time and others who tend to overrate the scales impact on guitar playing.
although I am not a big fan of scales, it is important that every player learns them and here is why.
- Scales like chords and notes are a part of the music. I would be unwise to leave a part of the music world behind, while learning to play.
- The more scales you learn, the more music genres and styles you are able to perform. They open you a the wide world of music.
- Learning scales builds up your speed and precision, which are a vitally important features for a lead guitar players.
- Scales opens you up the magic world of improvisation. Many of the best players in the world writes songs jamming and improvising, the best even improvises on stage, playing solos that are written on the spot.
Of course. learning all of the scales takes a lot of time and patience, but once you have mastered them, there will be no need to go back and learn them again. And once you get into learning scales, you should go further and learn all scale positions on the neck, not just one one position, it that way, the learning should take a while longer, but the results will be worth it
So if you had any doubts about learning scales, don’t hesitate and start learning them right away.