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Offline lewisrobinson

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Master the major scale
« on: March 31, 2017, 08:54:22 pm »
Hey guys, hoping someone could just clear something up for me.

On the master the major scale pdf the shapes have different coloured pointers in the patterns and the one with E shape differs from the tab it shows below it, any help in explaining??

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Re: Master the major scale
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 09:06:29 pm »
If you're talking about G scale in E shape, the notes in red are root notes (G). When playing a scale you start with G on 3rd fret thickest string (ascending). When you're decending you play Gb (F#) 2nd fret thickest string and end with same note you started with, which is G.

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Re: Master the major scale
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2017, 04:54:01 pm »

Omar's right about the red dots with the R in them, they are the root notes of the scale. You'd play the scale from the lowest root all the way up and back down the scale shape as Omar says above.

What's probably on your mind is the other red dots, that appear in the MTMS pdf. These along with the root note give the chord tones. So if you just play the red notes (plain and root) and you're playing the E shaped pattern G scale with the root on the 3rd fret of the 6th string, you'd be picking the notes of the G major chord.

Look closely at the red dots. What shape do you see ? An E shaped barre chord at the 3rf fret. There you go G major barre chord. Same goes for the other shapes.

There a section in Lesson 2 - part 8 ? - where Justin cover this.

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