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They're confusing, it seems. But I want to become a guitar hero.
Unless you want to be a balding punk-era guitarist spouting random numbers like a broken speaking calculator.
I had no idea what he was talking about at all. By about 3 minutes everything he said came out as meaningless background noise.
He seems to think he has this foolproof system of learning scales, which in actual fact is him just shouting numbers out.
I'd love to have been a fly on the wall at Television practices:
"so this one goes 4,5,9,2,3,4,5,6,2"
"Richard that's just numbers"
I mean, I know the scales on piano and I know them in my head, but I never bothered learning how to play them on the guitar. I just try and play what 'feels' (ugh, I'm a hippy cunt) right. Mind, I am a shit guitarist.
practise playing that sequence slowly, then get faster.
repeat with new sequence of notes.
continue till you've done this with every sequence of notes ever.
if you learn just major and minor scales, when you're being creative you will most probably think around those scales, so if you learn either loads of different scales or none at all you won't be subconsciously thinking in that certain way.
i don't think i really answered your question, but i'm not a guitar player...
eg beatles, FFAF
learn a song by them and figure out which scale(s) it that inspired it.
also pick a random song you like and find a scale to solo over it with that fits it.