Week 1 – The Major Scale

Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 1.16.22 PMThe Major Scale

Major scale construction. The major scale serves as an important reference point to understanding many musical concepts. Here is an in depth analysis of this important scale.

Chapter 1 PDF: Harmony & Theory Chapter 1

  1. Edguitar13 says:

    Hi Paul,
    Nice layout with a clear underdstanding regarding basic harmony and theory outline in your method program.


  2. rbarber says:

    Hey Paul,

    That explanation regarding sharps and fifths, and flats and fourths, and how they relate to the fretboard is brilliant. It actually helped me in my ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools Of Music) theory exam when I was presented with a staff with flats on it and had to identify the key signature. I couldn’t remember off the top of my head, but by picturing the fretboard, I was able to work out the answer.

    Thank you!



  3. phanson says:

    Great Richard!

    It sure helped me too!! Visualizing the fretboard is great, I use it to remember codes, lock combos etc. If I need to remember 5,3,7, I think of the low E string, then visualize A, G and B… The guitar fingerboard is a great visualizing tool, piano is not so graphic, neither is sax… see ya!

  4. phanson says:

    Wow, yes I have used the fretboard to remember codes too!! Say 5321, I’ll remember the descending riff on 25 or 6 to 4!!!

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