Series 3: Chord Scale Relationships Music Theory For Advancing Guitarists
This guitar series is designed with the intermediate guitarist in mind but can be accesible to bass guitarists and other musicians . The biggest questions i have faced from students has always been "How do i know what scale i should play over chord progressions" Untill now there has not been an authoritive definition that will help you gain the power to improvise and create music on the fly. I hope that this will answer this question and provide you with many years of musical development.
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Discover what the series is about and what you will learn in the series of Chord Scale Relationships
To know what key you're in and to be able to improvise you need to start with a solid foundation of music theory! Here you will learn how the Major scale is constructed. The formula for the Major scale. Understand why we even have a thing called "Key Signature" and start unlocking the secrets many students struggle with by not nailing the basics!
After getting to grips with the major scale its time to start constructing the basic building blocks of music "Triads" , often referred to as "Chords". Ever wondered how they are created? Why we play those shapes when we first pick up the guitar? Many times we need to work out what notes to improvise with from a chord progression, but you cant do that until you see how they are built from the scales you worked on in part 2
Ok guys this is where its at! if you really paid attention in parts 1-2 this is the single most important part in the series. Discover how the chords fit with their scales so that in any Major key you can work out what notes to play. What about minor keys? Modes? Exotic scales?
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So you got a seventh chord (Em7) Dont get stuck, watch this part and apply the same theory you have already covered to work out the key! Also learn how 7th chords are constructed and what makes Minor different to Major Chords! Bonus !
For Guitarists playing extended chords can seem impossible! Much like the 7th chord lesson this begins to look at the extended chords such as Cmaj13. Learn how they are constructed from the major scale and learn some shapes for them! You will also discover some of the rules of playing these extended chords. We will look at how these fit into the puzzle system in part 7
Guitar Series 3 Exercise Material!
Some resources to help nail these concepts. Submit your answers in the forum!