The Chromatic Scale Playing Example
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As you’re probably hearing, the Chromatic Scale doesn’t sound very good on its own. The good news is we’re only talking about the Chromatic Scale for your understanding — we won’t spend any more time playing it in this way. As long as you are aware of the Chromatic Scale, that’s all that matters at this point. When you learn other scales and are working on your improvisation, you’ll begin to see how the Chromatic Scale can be used in a musical context.
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Introduction to the Major Scale
Now that you’ve conquered the Chromatic Scale, which sounds… er… really awesome, we’re going to discuss the Major Scale! The Major Scale is very simple to recognize, because it sounds exactly like the childhood song “Do, Re, Mi”.
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The Major Scale: Three-Notes-per-String
Unlock the code to playing three-note-per-string scales using easy-to-remember patterns. It will take a bit of getting used to, but once you have this concept down, you will be able to play the Major Scale in any key.