There’s an awful lot we can get from the major scale. In this week’s YouTube lesson we are breaking down my ‘FIVE LEVELS OF THE MAJOR SCALE’, including the scale formula, chords in a key and the seven different modes that we can derive from this 7-note diatonic scale. You can get a PDF download of these charts over on my Patreon page. YouTube video link is in my bio 👍🏻
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AUGMENTED TRIADS: an augmented triad is a combination of three notes simultaneously played (as in a chord): tonic, major third, and augmented fifth (spelling: 1, 3, ♯5). An augmented is built by stacking thirds: a major third (between the tonic and the third) and another major third (between the major third and the augmented fifth). When the tonic is the lowest note, the triad is in the root position. If the lowest note is the third, we have the first inversion of the triad. Finally, if the fifth is the lowest note, a second inversion is formed.
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Get your FREE ‘Fretboard Mastery’ eBook when you join my mailing list (link in bio). Here is your second essential fretboard reference point. Knowing the order of the open strings also gives you the notes across the 5th fret, where we can commonly tune the strings (using ‘5th fret’ or ‘relative tuning’). Don’t forget we tune string 2(B) from the 4th fret on string 3(G) so we have a C note at the 5th fret of string 3(G). Also, the 5th fret of string 6(E) will be an A note, two octaves below the A at the 5th fret of string 1(E) 👊🏻👍🏻
With fourths as reference points, plot Major7th chord tones using the NANDI method.
Chords: 1-3-7 (Root+guide tones), Drop2: Root position 1-5-7-3, 1st inversion 3-7-1-5, 2nd inversion 5-1-3-7, & 3rd inversion 7-3-5-1.
Shortcut to remember the fret distances and string sets involving octaves using the NANDI method.
A diminished triad is a combination of three notes simultaneously played (as in a chord): tonic, minor third, and diminished fifth (spelling: 1, ♭3, ♭5). A diminished triad is built by stacking thirds: a minor third (between the tonic and the third) and another minor third (between the minor third and the diminished fifth). When the tonic is the lowest note, the triad is in the root position. If the lowest note is the third, we have the first inversion of the triad. Finally, if the fifth is the lowest note, a second inversion is formed.
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Soloing over II V I Pt. 2
This is the second installment in my new 2 5 1 series. This is a real basic primer on using modes as the main focus on soloing over 2 5 1s.
II V I - WTF?
The major scale is the pretty much the foundation of western music. When you harmonize the major scale you end up with 7 chords that corresponds with each note of the scale. Additionally each chord now corresponds to it's own mode (scale).
-1st note is the root of - Maj7 (Mode = Ionian)
-2nd note is the root of - Min7
(Mode = Dorian)
-3- Min7 (Mode = Phrygian)
-4- Maj7 (Mode = Lydian)
-5- Dom7 (Mode = Mixolydian)
-6- Min7 (Mode = Aeolian)
-7- Dim7 (Mode = Locrian)
So the key of A is made up of A, B, C#, D, E, F#, G#. So the 2 chord is Bmin7, 5 chord is Edom7, 1 chord is Amaj7. You would use the corresponding modes to improv over each chord. (B Dorian, E Mixolydian, A Ionian)
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ID intervals on different string sets (Root C) using intervallic relationships as a reference with the NANDI method - interval training app.