When it comes to playing the guitar, few people
take the time to really understand guitar scales.
Most people think in terms of guitar chords and start their training from there.
But what most people don’t realize is that scales are the foundation for everything
nd extremely important to study and fully grasp. After all, everything from chords to guitar riffs are built around scales.
Whether you listen to rock, metal, country or any other kind of music, scales are at the heart of playing the guitar.
Basically a guitar scale is a series of 12 notes.
For now though we are only going to focus on the main 7 notes of the C scale, ignoring sharps and flats.
C D E F G A B
All chords in the key of C use these 7 notes.
A standard major chord has at least 3 notes of the key stacked on top of itself,
typically the 1st, the 3rd and the 5th. So a C chord uses the notes C, E and G.
Then usually the chord repeats these notes in different octaves to add color to the sound.
This is barely scratching the surface of understanding scales but with the
right training you can easily learn the theory behind scales and begin to
play your favorite kinds of music and fully understand the world behind your guitar.