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Play Chords As A Scale

Steve Cass (14763) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3

This is the second lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series, and it deals with playing chords as a scale. For a complete listing of all lessons in this series, click the link above or perform a search for lessons under my name.

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So here we go with using the chords you just learned. What we're going to do is use just the first set of chords from the Play those Chords! lesson: C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bm.

A Chord, a Scale and a Chord Scale

But first, let's talk briefly about the major scale. The major scale is the musical scale from which all others are derived. It's the one we'll be using for the entire series! It contains plenty of information. Enough to keep you busy for quite some time. That is not to say some others are not important, no not at all. This is to say that this is the tool we're going to learn to progress to that next level. I will eventually be referring you to some great lessons here at WN that talk about using other scales.