C major scale theory

C Major Scale on Guitar: Positions & Theory

In this lesson we’re going to dive into the ever popular C major scale. This scale is very common and is used as the key center of countless songs. It’s happy sounding scale and typically one of the first scales guitar players learn.

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Building chords from the major scale

How to Build Major Scale Chords

Building chords from the major scale sets the foundation for writing and understanding chord progressions, transposing to other keys, and developing your ear as a guitarist. In this lesson you’ll learn how chords are constructed from the major scale by stacking 3rds, what determines the quality of these chords, and how these chords map to the fretboard.

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The Major Scale: Patterns, Positions, & Theory

The major scale is the centerpiece of music theory and probably the most commonly used scale in music.  In order to understand chords and other scales, you need to first understand the major scale. In this lesson we will take a look at what makes up the major scale and the major scale patterns on the guitar.