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  • Most guitarists play by ear - true across all skill levels, even the pros
  • Playing by ear is visual - common shapes and patterns are moved around the neck based on the underlying chord or key
  • You don't need to know lots of scales - most classic rock songs used only a few
  • What you need are new ideas - scales are just the "grammar", to really make your guitar "talk" you need "vocabulary" (like the shapes shown in Building Blocks of Rock)