Guitar Practice Skills- Learn Your C Major Scales For Guitar

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The Major scale is made up of 8 consecutive tones or notes that are arranged in a specific order of intervals from the scales root note ( in this case C is the root) to its octave (which is also C). The order of the intervals or formula for the major scale are as follows: W-W-H-W-W-W-H, so the notes in C Major are: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C. Notice that the Half Steps occur between the 3rd and 4th degrees ( E to F) and the 7th and 8th ( B to C). The C major scale is a great one to start with because there are no sharps or flats so its a little easier to understand. This program teaches you all 5 shapes of the 3 note per string C major scales. I would definitely recommend if you do not know how to play scales with a metronome to check out my Pentatonics Course and Beginner Guitar Course to look at the finger exercise clips to get a handle on the metronome. Directions for this video series are as follows: 1. Download the PDF of the scale forms and then watch the C Major Scale Scale Intro Video. 2. Learn and memorize the 5 different scale forms for C Major. 3. Practice the scale forms for 10 to 15 mins a day ( or as much time as you can spare) for 2 weeks working on playing slowly and evenly until you can play the scale somewhat smoothly. 4. If you are a beginner I recommend you watch my First Lesson Beginner Section Part I video program which in the first 5 chapters in that program I talk about the finger exercise and how to use the metronome. 4. Once you are ready, the 2nd video starts you with a metronome at 60 beats per minute with quarter notes. I count us in 1 measue " 1 2 3 4 " and you will play Form I with me and I will count us in for each form and play each one 2 times in a row. 5. Practice with 60 BPM"S at least 2 weeks or until you feel you have it consistent and strong enough to move to the 3rd video which is 70 BPMS. Play with 70 BPMS until you can play solid and go to 80, 90, 100 all the way to 140, then we will cut back to 60 and learn how to play 8th notes, from there you continue to work on each video as the tempos go in increments of 10 and go all the way to 200.


Requirements Must be able to play pentatonic scales

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