Lesson #075, Building Basic Scales and Chords II

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Lesson #075, Building Basic Scales and Chords II



Hi Everybody,

Let me say first that in the video W stands for a whole STEP. H stands for a half STEP.

I mis-spoke in the intro saying whole "note" and half "note".

The Formula for a Major Scale is this.......R W W H W W W H

Root
wholestep
wholestep
halfstep
wholestep
wholestep
wholestep
halfstep

We can make the Root any of the twelve notes we would like. If we wanted to construct an F# Major scale our root would be F#. If we wanted to construct an E Major scale our root would be E. And so on with the rest of the twelve notes.

A half step is equal to one fret.
A whole step is equal to two frets.

do re mi fa so la ti do...........we are going to Rock with this Scale.

David

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