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Adult Guitar Class #3 6 days 11 hours ago #9721

Here is a summary of Week 3 adult guitar class:

The scale was reviewed and each student played the Major scale up the string horizontally.

I explained what an interval was and how it relates to the major scale

I demonstrated the major chords G, C and D and we then played each chord with a strum. We worked on a Down, Down Up, and Up strum with each chord.

Finally, we discussed playing the three Major chords in a Key.

Now, here are the important questions to help with a chord diagram and a chord progression. I would like one of you to be so bold to answer the questions below:

1. How do you define a Major Scale?

2. What is a Major chord and how does it related to the Major Scale?

3. What is a common and basic chord progression using three Major chords and how does that chord progression relate to the Major scale?

4. In terms of the numbers and in relation to the Major scale, What is the difference between a chord progression and the structure of a Major chord?

Remember, be careful of your position of your picking hand and don't look at you strumming or picking hand.

See you next week. We ill begin talking about the songs Simple Gifts and Silent Night. So please print these out. Simple Gifts can be found in the STORE/ Library and then once signed in, you can download it. Also, go to my Youtube page (serach fretmentor on youtube and watch my guitar strumming lesson.

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Adult Guitar Class #3 4 days 5 hours ago #9726

1. How do you define a Major Scale?
Consider the chromatic scale, the progression of all 12 musical pitches:

C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B,
with each successive note being half a step from its predecessor.

For example, C to C# is half a step; C# to D is half a step; D to D# is half a step, and so on.

Thus, from the chromatic scale, a Major Scale is a scale that follows the pattern:

W W H W W W H W

“H” means “the next note is a half-step,”
“W” means “the next note is a whole step.”
A whole step is equal to two half steps in sequence.

Here are three Major Scale examples: G, C, and D.

W W H W W W H
G A B C D E F# G
C D E F G A B C
D E F# G A B C# D

2. What is a Major chord and how does it relate to the Major Scale?

Consider the pattern for a Major Scale:

W W H W W W H,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7;

the numbers (1-7) under the W and H’s are the position of the notes.

A Major Chord is a triad of three notes deducted from the Major Scale it represents using the pattern: 1-3-5

Here are the Major Chords for the following Major Scales:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Major Scale G: G A B C D E F# G
Major Chord G: G B D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Major Scale C: C D E F G A B C
Major Chord D: C E G

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Major Scale D: D E F# G A B C# D
Major Chord D: D F# A

3. What is a common and basic chord progression using three Major chords and how does that chord progression relate to the Major scale?

Here are the Major Chords progressions the Major Scales G, C, and D:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Major Scale G: G A B C D E F# G
Major Chord G: G B D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Major Scale C: C D E F G A B C
Major Chord D: C E G

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1
Major Scale D: D E F# G A B C# D
Major Chord D: D F# A

4. In terms of the numbers and in relation to the Major scale, what is the difference between a chord progression and the structure of a Major chord?

See answers to questions 1 and 2.
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Adult Guitar Class #3 4 days ago #9727

Very good on all but number 3. The basic major chord progression is the l, lV, and V. Not the l, iii, V. Otherwise, great summary and effort here.
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