CHAPTER4

The Major Scale

In This Chapter

  • Defining scales
  • Constructing the Major Scale
  • Learning the 12 major key signatures
  • Why guitarists favor certain key signatures
  • Playing all 12 Major Scales in open position

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In guitar theory, just about everything comes back to scales and chords. And all the many scales and the wide range of chords ...

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