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Guitar Scales

Pentatonic Guitar Scales

Most of the beginners have the difficulties in learning the scales. There are many types of scale but as a beginner you have to learn the pentatonic scale. Today I will show you step by step procedure to learn the scale.

List of Scales(Reference purpose):

1. The Minor Pentatonic Scale.

2. Major Scale.

3 The Blues Scale.

4. The Natural Minor Scale /the Aeolian Mode.

5. The Major Scale

6. The Dorian scale.

Before that you need to get yourself free in plucking the guitar. You need to be comfortable in this few exercise while I will show in below.

The first scale which I am going to show is A minor pentatonic scale because it will be comfortable to your fingers.

A minor pentatonic Guitar Scale

The scales has 6 position in the through out fret of the guitar. The position which you first you learn is 5th fret.

Learn all the six position and you can play solos in any songs which starts in Am key or G Key.

e—————————————————————————–5—–8—–

b—————————————————————5—–8——————

G———————————————–5—-7———————————–

d————————————5—7———————————————–

A————————5—–7———————————————————

E——-5—-8————————————————————————–

      1   4        1   3    1  3     1   3     1    3   1    4  

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A minor pentatonic scale

Learn this practice this position till you get comfortable. I request you to play using metronome because it will help you to know the tempo and timing.

To playing the scale the main factors will be timing. If you can play in timing you the solo will sound good.

The timing of the songs will be basically in 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 4/8, 2/16 etc.

Ex: Four beats for one bar.So we have four beats per measure, repeating every four. You should therefore count your metronome clicks as follows…

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 etc.

Basic Chords family

Chords family
Chord Progression

Based on the key of the family you need to play chords inside that family. If you know these chords progression you can easily play any songs which you like.

This lessons will make you play guitar more and your interest will become more to master in it. You have to learn these Chords and you will play any song based the key of the family. Key of the family is nothing but the head of the family in my terms.

Example: Take G as a Key(Family Head)  So for this family they Guitar Chords will be G, C & D {Basic family} you should revolve in this vice versa, once you master in this family we will move to advance chord family.

While playing this chords keep your ear open so that at some point you can identify which chord you are playing.

Basic Chords family Chart:

Table for Chord family

Note: Capital Roman letter (I, IV, V) indicate Major chord and (i, ii, vi) indicates minor chord. There is an exceptional for the F family which is (F, Bb, C).

For Chords family take chords from the table of (I, IV, V).

By seeing the above table use the formula : I-IV-V for the chord progression. For Example: In Key of A take: A-D-E.
If you want to add minors in this the formula will be : I-vi(minor)-IV-V so we see the formula will be: A-Fm-D-E.

You can find the songs with A key in the internet. Pick up the song which you know so that it will be easy. Then start practicing till you learn that song.

Learn stumming timing and transition from one chord to another chord once you learn the song. Like that learn all the chord progression based on the Key.

If you are intrest more about chords family. Plz comment below

Lesson 2: Chord Position

Lesson 2

Chords and their Position

Hello!!! Guys Once you know the basic strumming patterns like up and down strokes and holding a pluck the next lesson will be the chord position. Here the main role will be played by the left hand(For Right Hander) and right hand(For Left hander).

I just want to share my experience in learning the chords. When I was beginner the most comfortable chord position was D Chords as you plug it easily. So I will start the positioning with D Chords. Below is the chord daigram:

Once you are comfortable with the positioning try to pluck the string individually and it ring when you pluck and try to hold the position till it ring.

After learning D Chord the descending easy chord are G Major, Em etc below are the diagram of the chords:

G Chord
Em chord
a minor chord
C Chord

After learning these chord accurately as mentioned before that while placing a position the each string should ring. While learning this position you may feel pain . Whenever you feel pain please take some rest and again start to play these chord. Once you are comfortable with these chords, you can start playing with a song. I will give you few example of basic songs which you can play in guitar by using chords family.
The most important thing is timing and its changing of the chords. I am gonna show you in further classes.