This is the seventeenth lesson in the Playbook for the Beginner and Beyond series and it introduces advancing scale forms. For all the lessons in this series click on the link above or search for all lessons by my name.
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Climb Every Mountain
The world of guitar is so huge. There are so many possibilities to achieve the sound you want. But there's a way to tame the beast and a way for you to roar, too.
It's called the Major scale. All other scales are derived from it. We could spend all of our time together talking about it. And guess what? That's exactly what we're going to do. With you being armed with this scale, there aren't any mountains you can't climb. Master it, and the guitar is yours.
Yes, there are other scales, but soon you'll see just how great this set of intervals is and how you can use it to your advantage and give your listener much pleasure.
You have accomplished a large amount in a short time. Be proud that you are becoming an accomplished rhythm guitarist, and welcome to the world of soloing!
Here's a summary of what you'll find in this lesson.
CAGED Open Scale Chart4
CAGED Scale Chart Two Frets Up5
A Bit of Review, A Bit of Something New7
One Octave Scale Forms12
Two Octave Scale Forms13
Putting CAGED Together15
Intro to Modes16