Introduction to the Major Scale

Guitar Lesson

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In this guitar lesson I will introduce you to the major scale as well as show you some ways to play a Major Scale on the fretboard, focusing on playing throughout the fretboard.
Guitar Lesson Objectives:
  1. ​Understand what a Major Scale is
  2. Understand the basics behind chord construction
  3. Understand how to play any Major Scale
  4. Develop ability to play a Major Scale throughout the fretboard through position shifting technique
Ok, got it - just take me to the exercises for this lesson!

In this guitar lesson I want to introduce you to scales on the guitar by first talking about the Major Scale. Once you learn some basics behind the Major Scale, you will actually have a great starting point to later learn about modes, arpeggios and chord progressions, since so many aspects of music are based on the Major Scale.

Exercises in this Major Scales Guitar Lesson

Useful shape for a Major Scale plus fast position shifting technique!

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In this exercise, I will go over some basics behind the Major Scale, show you one shape of a Major Scale and how to play it in multiple locations on the fretboard, as well as show you how to develop fast position shifting technique.