Thanks for understanding and I truly appologize. Thanks SouthPaw41L for copying and pasting the url in for some reason it doesn't show up correctly.
Thanks to StranSongs for giving me a break here. I just have to figure out why it look PERFECTLY in the url link that SouthPaw41L put up and now showing up correctly. When I tested the post before uploaded everything looked good. I will keep working on this until I get it.
jerome.oneil Thanks for the clear explanation on where you are coming from. I totally agree with you that It's perfectly fine to disagree, discuss, and argue. In fact, it's expected, and something that I encourage.
I think these diagrams are quite useful, and I'm pleased to see this thread turned in that direction.
Thanks for that I realy apprecitate it and would enjoy your feedback to and help with this.
The idea was I wanted to teach the major scale formula (like you did so nicley in your scale primer) but starting in the key of C since there are no # or b's that got us somewhat fired up in the first place .
The way you did it was great! using the open E string, I just wanted to try with the key of C on one string.
It looks like we have something in common jerome.oneil.
In the next lesson I was going to show how those notes on the A string translate to the open position for practicing a basic open position C major scale.
I think the linear approach (all the scale notes on one string) is a great way to show and explain the major scale formula.
Next I will get used to this BBCode so I can quote and such..
ALL coments and suggestions are welcomed, all I ask is that you please treat me with respect (even if we disagree) and I will do the same.
I hope you enjoy the screen shots (they take time to get looking clean and clear).
The screen shots will also help me to SHOW you all what I am trying to say with words (very difficult).
IMHO, they all work together nicely.
The bottom line is playing guitar and learning anything else and being able to apply what you learn is an added bonus.
I would like to know if you like to have all three types of notation (Guitar tab, standard notation AND the fretboard diagrams).
Lastly I would like to change the thread name, but I don't know how . Would it be best to dispose of this thread and copy the basic info into an appropriately named heading?
P.S When I get home from work I will put up lesson 2 (translating the C major scale on the open A string to the open position for practice).