The Major Scale

As an example, lets look at the A major scale. As the name suggests, the scale starts on the note ‘A’, and contains the following 7 notes: ‘A’ is referred to as the root note, and we arrive back at A (the octave) after the 7th note (G#), an octave higher. If we refer to our Chromatic Scale (immediately below), we can see the Step Pattern that … Read More

Fingering The Major Scale

Here we will look at how to play the major scale on the guitar. We will use the C major scale as the first example, since it contains no sharps or flats: Listen: Since it is not entirely functional to play a scale on a single string, we can find the notes of this scale across all strings on the guitar. If … Read More