The Major Scale

scales May 08, 2017

Greetings! If you’ve read my previous posts on the Chromatic Scale and Unlocking the Fretboard then you’re now ready to become acquainted with the Major Scale. This scale is probably the foundation of nearly every catchy song you know. The major scale is a sequence of notes from which we can build melodies, chords and even guitar solos. In Western music this scale is everywhere. You and major scales really need to get to know each other… Let me introduce you.

Scales Are Awesome!

Scales are extremely useful to us guitarists because…

  • They can help us learn the notes on the fretboard in a really musical way.
  • They’re a great way to build coordination and technique.
  • From scales we can learn to build ChordsModes and Arpeggios
  • Scales can be used for improvising, which is heaps of fun!
  • Understanding scales help us to better interpret music and analyse it.
  • Build a stronger ...
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