Printable PDF: Chord-Scale Ex.
This is an introduction to how to use the right scale for the chord of the moment. I will not be talking about modes yet as I find this creates a bit of confusion at this stage. We have seen how on every degree (=note) of the scale we can build a triad of some kind and add a 7th to it. These are three examples so you can have the most popular ‘chord shapes’ to play with and on 3 different string sets.
The first is an example in G major: the roots of the chords are all on the 6th string.
To find the correct scale for the chords just play a G major scale starting from the degree the chord sits on (like I do in the video).
G maj7 = G major from G to G (1st degree)
Am7 = G major from A to A (2nd degree)
Bm7 = G major from B to B (3rd degree)
And so on…I am sure you get the idea.
The next is an example in C major: the roots of the chords are all on the 5th string. Watch the video and find the related scales
And again this is an example in F major: the roots of the chords are all on the 4th string. You know what to do…