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Fiddle Lessons: Scales You'll Use: Major Scale

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All right.
Well, welcome to your online scale
dictionary here.
And this, you can come to this little
And if you're have troubling with a scale.
If you're thinking about a scale that you
know, you're not totally sure of.
You can come in here.
And pick out that scale and find the
heading and we'll discuss it.
These are gonna be short we're starting
with the major scale.
So this is
connected to the five chord qualities we
were talking about in an earlier lesson.
Should refer back to that.
But that first chord quality is major.
Major seven.
So a major scale, is also a major seven
So if I played a D major scale.
Because that major seven.
[SOUND] One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, and if you're not, if you're
unclear on the numbering thing, go back
and refer to numbering the note intervals.
That's a separate lesson.
But, we're just talking about the major
good to be strong in your major key.
I know everybody's played that.
It's probably the first scale you'll ever
But, it's always a good one to be clear
Major seven chords mean you're playing a
major scale.
there's all kinds of ways to practice
major scale.
There's the diatonic arpeggios.
If you're unclear on that, go back,
refer to the Diatonic pages part one
through three.
There's a lot of interesting
things like that, but we can.
That kind of stuff.
All that kind of stuff.
So that is our major seventh scale.
So when you see a major seven chord,
you know that you're gonna be playing a
major scale.
best is to whatever scale you're playing
Try shifting around.
You know,
try it playing it different places on the
neck using all four hand positions, right,
where you're playing with the tonic on the
Where the tonic on the two.
Tonic on the three.
And the tonic on the four.
all those different ways of fitting that
major scale into your hand positions.