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Using Chords As A Scale

Steve Cass (14763) · [archive]
Style: Basics · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4

This is the fourth lesson the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series, and it deals with using chords as a scale. More precisely, using chords and their bass notes in the major scale and recognizing the intervals of the bass notes as they actually form the major scale of notes. 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 are. We've just discovered how half of the songs in the entire history of man and womankind have been written by the information given in the previous lesson, Seeing Chords as a Scale. Sure, it gets more complicated than that. But there is so much beauty in the simple things of music and so much that can be created from understanding the basics of it.

We saw how different song genres tend to use different chord progressions. And we noticed just how many fun combinations of chords really can make sense in writing songs, as well as a basic introduction to the discipline of song structure used by many of the songwriters of the world. And that indespensible chord numbering system.