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Constructing Major Scales


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Things to do

  1. Pick any note on any string, preferably within the first 3 or 4 frets. Then play a major scale going up on one string following the pattern learned above. The names of the notes are not important for this exercise.
  2. Play different major scale fingerings, getting to know the degree names (numbers 1-7). The scale fingering below is a good starting point.

Major scale function chart

  1. Change the following sets of notes to create major scales. Remember that when construction major scales compare two notes at a time to see if they fit the pattern needed. If they do not fit then the second of the two notes must be changed by either raising of lowering it.

note: sharps (#) or flats (b) come before notes in standard notation, but after the letters below.

D  E  F  G  A  B  C  D

 

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  A

 

E  F  G  A  B  C  D  E

 

B  C  D  E  F  G  A  B

 

F# G  A  B  C  D  E  F

 

Bb C  D  E  F  G  A  B

 

Eb F  G  A  B  C  D  E

 

Ab B  C  D  E  F  G  A

 

Db E  F  G  A  B  C  D Gb A  B  C  D  E  F  G

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