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The A Major Scale...The A Major Scale...
Open Position A Major Pentatonic Scale
By Dario Patrono
GuitarTipsForKids.com.au

G'day Cyberfret Fans!!!

And welcome to another "Guitar Tips for Kids" feature Guitar lesson...

My name is "Dario Patrono" creator of "Guitar Tips For Kids" and today I will be teaching you all about the "A Major Scale" & the secrets it holds.

Did you know? There are 5 Major & 5 Minor Guitar Scales that you can learn (A, C, D, E, G). And there are 2 versions of each scale: 1. Pentatonic & 2. Diatonic.

Pentatonic are the real easy ones and diatonic have a few more extra notes added on.

So let's get down to business, grab your Guitar & let's learn how to play the easy A Major Pentatonic Guitar Scale.

Step: 1 - The A Major Chord . . .
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Every Guitar Scale comes from a Guitar Chord. Therefore we need to refresh ourselves with the A Major Chord first...
 

 
The A Major Chord.
 
The A Major Chord Diagram...The A Major Chord Diagram... Don't hit the top 6th string... Open 5th string... Ring Finger - 2nd fret, 3rd string... Middle Finger - 2nd fret, 4th string... Open 1st string... Pinky Finger - 2nd fret, 2nd string... Ring Finger - 2nd fret, 3rd string...
 

 
COOL Bananas!! Now that we remember how to hold the A Major Chord we can now find it within our A Major Guitar Scale.
 
Step: 2 - The A Major Guitar Scale . . .
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Here's A Handy Scale Hint: When playing a Guitar Scale, don't play it like a chord - simply play it one note at a time from the top 6th string down to the bottom 1st string.

Now follow the A Major scale diagram & tablature below...

 

 
The A Major Scale:
 
The A Major Scale Diagram... Pinky finger: 4th fret 5th string... Middle finger: 2nd fret 5th string... Middle finger: 2nd fret 6th string... Open 6th string... Open 5th string (root note)...
The A Major Scale Diagram... Middle finger: 2nd fret 3rd string... Middle finger: 2nd fret 4th string... Pinky finger: 4th fret 4th string... Open 5th string (root note)...
The A Major Scale Diagram... Open 1st string... Open 2nd string... Middle finger: 2nd fret 1st string... Middle finger: 2nd fret 2nd string...
 
Tablature:
 
E|--------------------------------0--2--|1st
B|--------------------------0--2--------|2nd
G|-----------------------2--------------|3rd
D|-----------------2--4-----------------|4th
A|--------0--2--4-----------------------|5th
E|--0--2--------------------------------|6th
 
 

 
The BIG red letter 'R' is called a root note...
Did you notice a BIG red letter "R" on the open 5th string? That note is called a "root note" & is very important when dealing with lead Guitar work. They hold one of the key secrets to pulling off insane Guitar solos.
 
Step: 3 - Here's A Quick Written Explanation . . .
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6th string...
6th string:
open note, then 2nd fret (middle finger).
5th string...
5th string:
open ROOT note, 2nd fret (middle finger), then 4th fret (pinky finger).
4th string...
4th string:
2nd fret (middle finger), then 4th fret (pinky finger).
3rd string...
3rd string:
2nd fret (middle finger).
2nd string...
2nd string:
open note, then 2nd fret (middle finger).
1st string...
1st string:
open note, then 2nd fret (middle finger).
 
Step: 4 - Here's An Audio Example . . .
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Audio:

To help clear things up a little...

Here's a quick audio example of an A Major Guitar Scale. Click the play button & play along.

 
Okie Dokie let's Re-Cap . . .
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The A Major chord is found within the A Major Scale... The A Major chord is always found within the A Major Scale.
Play the scale note by note... Play the scale one note at a time - from top to bottom.
The A Major Root Note - is an open 5th string... The A Major Root Note - is an open 5th string.
A Guitar Scale & Root Note are the key to insane leads... A Guitar scale & it's root note hold the key to playing insane leads.
 
Well Done Kids!!! . . .
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You can now play the A Major Guitar scale. Great Work!!!

Want to learn how to play the rest of these great Guitar patterns & learn the secrets to playing phenomenal lead Guitar solos. Then come on down and check out...

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We guarantee that we can transform you into a legendary little rock star in next to no time at all.

The key is to start young...

 
Signed by: Dario Patrono...
 
Dario Patrono.
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Other lessons and articles from Dario Patrono

How to hold a note
Open Position A Major Pentatonic Scale
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