I was wondering how many of gypsy players know their scales?
By this I mean have built their playing around them.. I was under the impression that they are mainly connecting arpeggios togethor.. which I guess leads to a certain understanding of scales.
I know some of the posters here have been and learnt directly off the gypsys.. players like Fapy Lafertain. Does he encourage learning scales?
I realise scales are a useful thing to have an understanding of.. but I am scared they lead to players putting little thought into what they are playing (i.e just blindly playing notes from the scale knowing they can't go far wrong).
Learning arpeggios has developed my phrasing far more.. but then there is the risk of just riffing and again getting boring..