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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: The Flat 7 Major Scale

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[MUSIC]
So what we are gonna talk about now is
this scale that I use all the time
over the dominant seven chord [SOUND].
And I call it the flat seven major scale.
And what that is is it is
just going to be like a mode.
Some of you might know what mode this is,
I don't.
I don't know anything about modes,
or anything like that.
To me it's just the feeling of music.
So, with that being said, this scale, it
just covers your dominant seventh chord.
It's just like a major scale.
[MUSIC]
Except we're gonna flat the seven which
means we're gonna play G
natural instead of G sharp.
So, which is the seventh
degree of that scale.
So this is what this
scale is gonna sound like
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
And that immediately
takes you outside of
the pentatonic shape.
Cuz you're still playing your major third.
[SOUND] But
you're hitting that flat seven too.
So all of a sudden you've got
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
You've got all
these notes to work with.
And this scale,
you can work this all the way up the neck.
[MUSIC]
And
it really
gets you out of
that pentatonic
shape.
And gets you sounding a little more bluesy
and kinda funky playing around that chord.
Instead of playing this
note all the time
[MUSIC].
We're really,
[MUSIC]
I mean, even just playing that scale
sounds more like music than
playing the straight major scale.
So, that's something that I use
all the time in my playing.
And if you were to play over one,
four, five [SOUND] with that chord, or
with that scale, you'll sound like
you're playing over the chord shapes,
because it's outlining that seven.
So if I'm going
from A to D,
[MUSIC]
to E
[MUSIC].
[MUSIC]
I mean it really can change your plan,
I mean if you just add in that
that flat 7 to your major scale,
you're immediately playing
over the chord changes
just by playing that
scale over those chords.
Cuz if you don't then it sounds like this,
if you change chords with
just a major scale [SOUND],
it sounds like this
[MUSIC].
And it just doesn't sound that good.
So when you add that flat seven, I mean,
[SOUND] it can really add some
dimension to your playing.
And just take that idea and use that,
work that into all of the major scales
that we've shown you up the neck.
So that's that scale and I love it.
I mean it can really change what you're
doing, if you just take those notes and
start manipulating those a little bit and
just start incorporating that
into your sound as well.
So now we're gonna move
on to the next lesson.
[MUSIC]