The Basics. Part 5

author: petergillies date: 01/27/2005 category: for beginners
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The only way to achieve the fullest of lesson five is to review all previous lessons. The Basics 1, 2, 3 & 4! Scales: These are all the shapes of major scales.
_C Shape________________________________________________
 E F G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G
e---------------------------------------------0--1--3----|
B------------------------------------0--1--3-------------|
G------------------------------0--2----------------------|
D---------------------0--2--3----------------------------|
A------------0--2--3-------------------------------------|
E---0--1--3----------------------------------------------|

_A Shape________________________________________________
 G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A
e---------------------------------------------3--5-------|
B------------------------------------3--5--6-------------|
G---------------------------2--4--5----------------------|
D------------------2--3--5-------------------------------|
A---------2--3--5----------------------------------------|
E---3--5-------------------------------------------------|

_G Shape________________________________________________
 A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C
e---------------------------------------------5--7--8----|
B------------------------------------5--6--8-------------|
G---------------------------4--5--7----------------------|
D---------------------5--7-------------------------------|
A------------5--7--8-------------------------------------|
E---5--7--8----------------------------------------------|

_E Shape________________________________________________
 B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B C D
e------------------------------------------------7--8--10|
B-----------------------------------------8--10----------|
G-------------------------------7--9--10-----------------|
D---------------------7--9--10---------------------------|
A-----------7--8--10-------------------------------------|
E-7--8--10-----------------------------------------------|

_D Shape________________________________________________
 G A B C D E F G A B C D E F G A B
e------------------------------------------------10-12-13|
B--------------------------------------10-12-13----------|
G----------------------------9--10-12--------------------|
D------------------9--10-12------------------------------|
A-----------10-12----------------------------------------|
E-10-12-13-----------------------------------------------|
So there you have it, the 5 shapes for any Major scale. Keep at it! You're doing great! However this is the last of the prior five lessons. Continue to play and review what I've said. I'm delighted to announce there will be extensions! Keep in touch! The Basics Extended series will be out in due time!
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