Major Scales I

Tonart Music - Nov. 1998

Introduction
As an intermediate guitar player you need to develop a good relationship with the major scale. In this first lesson on major scales you will learn one major scale pattern and some interesting ways of playing the pattern.

Major Scale Pattern #3
The first scale pattern that we will learn is what I call Pattern #3. This is usually the first pattern learned because it is the simplest pattern to both see and play.

Sequences
Playing sequences in scale patterns is a great way to learn the pattern better. A sequence can best be illustrated using an analogy. Imagine a series of numbers: 1234, 2345, 3456. What would the next series of numbers be? Your answer should be 4567. If we imagine the same sequence using the notes in the scale above, we would get something like this:

Major Scales I

Tonart Music - Nov. 1998

Introduction
As an intermediate guitar player you need to develop a good relationship with the major scale. In this first lesson on major scales you will learn one major scale pattern and some interesting ways of playing the pattern.

Major Scale Pattern #3
The first scale pattern that we will learn is what I call Pattern #3. This is usually the first pattern learned because it is the simplest pattern to both see and play.

Sequences
Playing sequences in scale patterns is a great way to learn the pattern better. A sequence can best be illustrated using an analogy. Imagine a series of numbers: 1234, 2345, 3456. What would the next series of numbers be? Your answer should be 4567. If we imagine the same sequence using the notes in the scale above, we would get something like this:


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