I just got it for some scale practice, and while the guy says the book is for beginners to pros, the first chapters are already hard for me to understand. For example, he says that if using the natural scale, if the root is C (C D E F G A B C), then the scale is major. And if the root is A (A B C D E F G A), then the scale is minor. What's so different about A and C, that one is major and the other is minor? From what my brain tells me, they're both written the same, just starting in different places. Another thing, when he mentions this: E Position C Major/A Minor Scale C major root note is on the 3rd string, 3rd fret. A minor root notes are on the third string open, 1st string second fret. This is known as the 3rd position because E is the 3rd note in the C Major Scale. Why in the world is it 3rd position. I get the explanation, but look at this other scale in the book: F Position Cmajor//Aminor Scale: Cmajor root notes are on the 3rd string - 3rd fret and 1st string - 5th fret. Amajor root notes are on the 4th string - 5th fret and 1st string - 2nd fret. F is the 4th note in the Cmajor scale so it is also called the 4th position Cmajor scale. Now it's switched positions so that the 4th note is mentioned. Does this mean that the note and positions are directly related? Like, the 5th position would be G in this same scale? I'm super confused overall. And when he mentions scales being Cmajor/Aminor, I though scales were one or the other, not both? What does this mean? If anyone could help me out in anyway, I'd be grateful. Also, if someone wants to really help me out, I'll scan a few pages, haha! Thanks in advance. And please let me know if you need me to clarify. I really want to figure this out, but I'm not going to try and kill myself over it. I'm going to go back to doing some exercises in the meantime.