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Major Scale

major scale on guitar

MAJOR SCALE for Guitar in ALL Possible Keys and in the Entire Fingerboard. 12 Tones in the Best Charts and in The Best GLOSSARY OF SCALES.

The major scale is probably the first scale that is usually learned. Since we can use the structure of the major scale to develop other musical scales such as the minor scale.

As we will see in the scales that appear later, the tonic note or note that gives its name to the scale appears in green. The most important note within a key, and we must always know its position on the guitar fretboard.

In blue we have the fifth or dominant degree. The most consonant note within a key, after the tonic. So we must also take this note into account.

And in yellow we have detailed the third degree or note mediant. A very important note as well, since major chords are formed with it.

If we look closely we will see how the colored notes form major chords, of the scale or key.

Menu of Major Scales in all Possible Keys

MAJOR SCALES for Guitar in ALL Keys and in the Entire Fretboard. The Best GLOSSARY OF SCALES for the Guitarist.

C Major Scale on Guitar

The C major scale is made up of the following notes: C – D – E – F – G – A – B.

C Major Scale on Guitar

Notes of the C Major Scale, Distributed over the Entire Fretboard of the Guitar. The green circles mark the Tonic, the blue ones the Dominant or 5th, and the yellow ones the Mediant or 3rd. You can see how the notes colored in green, blue and yellow form C Major chords.

Db Major Scale

The D Flat major scale is made up of the following notes: D♭ – E♭ – F – G♭ – A♭ – B♭ – C.

Guitar Scales: D Flat (Db)

D Major Scale on Guitar

The D major scale is made up of the following notes: D – E – F♯ – G – A – B – C♯.

D Major Scale Guitar

Eb Major Scale

The E Flat major scale is made up of the following notes: E♭ – F – G – A♭ – B♭ – C – D.

Guitar Scales: E Flat (Eb)

E Major Scale on Guitar

The E major scale is made up of the following notes: E – F♯ – G♯ – A – B – C♯ – D♯.

E Major Scale Guitar

F Major Scale on Guitar

The F major scale is made up of the following notes: F – G – A – B♭ – C – D – E.

F Major Scale Guitar

F# Major

The F Sharp major scale is made up of the following notes: F♯ – G♯ – A♯ – B – C♯ – D♯ – E♯.

F Sharp Major Scale Guitar (F#)

G Major Scale on Guitar

The G major scale is made up of the following notes: G – A – B – C – D – E – F♯.

G Major Scale Guitar

Ab Major

The A Flat major scale is made up of the following notes: A♭ – B♭ – C – D♭ – E♭ – F – G.

Guitar Scales: A Flat (A#)

A Major Scale on Guitar

The A major scale is made up of the following notes: A – B – C♯ – D – E – F♯ – G♯.

A Major Scale Guitar

Bb Major

The B Flat major scale is made up of the following notes: B♭ – C – D – E♭ – F – G – A.

B Flat Major Scale Guitar (Bb)

B Major Scale on Guitar

The B major scale is made up of the following notes: B – C♯ – D♯ – E – F♯ – G♯ – A♯.

B Major Scale Guitar

Which Guitar Scale to Use on Each Occasion

Knowing the key of a song is vital to choosing the most appropriate guitar scale for the musical theme in question. To know the key of a song we can use two methods, or find out by ear, or search on the internet to find out what the key of the song is.

For example, if we put “sultans of swing key” in the internet search engines, it will appear that this Dire Straits song is in the key of D minor.

Well, knowing this information, we already know that we could use the D minor scale or its pentatonic to improvise on this musical theme. This would be a minor key, but in the case of major scales exactly the same thing would happen.

A simple method of initiation in the art of improvisation can be to finish the musical beats in notes with a clear consonance with the tonic chord (in this case D minor). These notes would be those colored in green, yellow and blue. Tonic in green, the fifth note of the scale in blue, and the third in yellow.

Although it would be monotonous, we can end all the musical times in the D note of the D minor scale in the previous example song, and it would always sound good 😉

What was mentioned above would only be a suggestion, so that you understand the general concept that I want to convey to you.

As can be seen in the image above, the notes colored in green, yellow and blue form major or minor chords, depending on whether the scale is minor or major. In this example case, we see how these colors form D minor chords. EASIER Impossible.

Scales by Types in All Keys

DISCOVER other of the most used scales such as the Minor Scale, and the Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales. The best graphics in all possible keys.

KNOW in the Link Below an Extensive Glossary of Scales, and Learn to Use Them in a General Way.


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