We’re going to talk about the Chromatic Scale! First, it’s important to know that a majority of the scales and chord shape examples in Guitar Super System are based out of the G Major Scale. With that in mind, the shapes and patterns you’ll learn can be moved around anywhere on the neck, and I’ll show you how to do that when it applies.
The Chromatic Scale is the ultimate scale in the music universe. Every other scale you can think of is derived directly from the Chromatic Scale. The basis behind that is the Chromatic Scale is actually made up of every single note in an octave.
To play the Chromatic Scale, you’ll simply play each note in order until you reach the octave. In this example, we play two octaves of the Chromatic scale. In case you’re wondering, an octave is the interval between one note and another which sounds at the same pitch. In the G Chromatic Scale, we start on G, and continue until we get to the next G - its octave. We then continue up to the G note on the high E string - the second octave.