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hey guys...well in my guitar class my teacher has started getting me to learn how to make chords like C2 and F9 and all that stuff...he has me useing the major scale to make them by finding the 9th note which goes in the chord..i had the major scale written down but i lost it and i dont remember it...so could someone please remind me wat it is.


thanks!!!

peace jessie
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5/21/2007 9:08 PM

Alan Roberts (10065) wrote:

W-W-H-W-W-W-H

Peace,
Alan

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5/22/2007 1:06 AM

Tim Reierson (1202) wrote:

Example on my little "note number line" (sharps and flats shown with underscores). You can think of the vertical lines as frets.

Right handed, notes along a string

|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|

C major scale, you can see as:
|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|
.................^ W ^ W ^H^ W ^ W ^ W ^H^

(The arrows up ^ point to the notes in the scale)

F major scale (1 flat: Bb)
|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|
...^ W ^ W ^H^ W ^ W ^ W ^H^

A major scale (3 sharps: F#, C#, G#)
|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|
...........^ W ^ W ^H^ W ^ W ^ W ^H^

Bb major scale (2 flats: Bb, Eb)
|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|E|F|_|G|_|A|_|B|C|_|D|_|
.............^ W ^ W ^H^ W ^ W ^ W ^H^

ETC. It's all relative.

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5/22/2007 5:17 AM

Jon Riley (9697) wrote:

Here's the C major scale, up to 12th fret:
C MAJOR SCALE
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
E||-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|
B||-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|
G||---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|
D||---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|
A||---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|
E||-F-|---|-G-|---|-A-|---|-B-|-C-|---|-D-|---|-E-|

I hope you know that an "F9" chord has to include the 7th (Eb) as well...

F9 is built from the Bb major scale, starting on F:
F-A-C-Eb-G
1-3-5-b7-9
"9" chords are what is known as "dominant 7th"-typs chords - they derive from the "dominant" (or 5th) step of a major scale

If you build a chord from the root ("tonic" step) of a major scale, you get a maj7-type chord:
C-E-G-B = Cmaj7
1-3-5-7
Add a 9th to Cmaj7, you get "Cmaj9":
C-E-G-B-D = Cmaj9
1-3-5-7-9
("maj" refers to the hidden raised 7th, not the triad or the 9th note.)

Start on the 5th or dominant step (G), and you get G7:
G-B-D-F = G7
1-3-5-b7
The b7 interval (a "minor 7th", 10 half-steps above the root) is written as plain "7", because it's more common (you get b7s on 5 chords in a major key, a maj7 on only two).
Add a 9th to G7, you get G9:
G-B-D-F-A = G9
1-3-5-b7-9
IOW, the b7 is assumed, implied not mentioned.

If you want to leave out the 7th (add a 9th to a plain triad), it's called an "add9" chord:
C-E-G-D = Cadd9
G-B-D-A = Gadd9
1-3-5-9

A "2" chord ia an ambiguous symbol. Some people use it to mean Csus2 (C-D-G), some people use it to mean Cadd2 or Cadd9 (C-E-G-D).
Make sure your teacher explains the difference(s).
(Chord symbol language is based on shorthand abbreviations, which can be rife with potential confusion!)

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5/22/2007 7:05 PM

Adriano Parmiggianno (6926) wrote:


W W H W W W H
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
C_Db_D_Eb_E_F_Gb_G_Ab_A_Bb_B_C





1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
C_Db_D_Eb_E_F_Gb_G_Ab_A_Bb_B_ C_Db





1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
C_Db_D_Eb_E_F_Gb_G_Ab_A_Bb_B_ C_ Db_ D_Eb

etc