The Major Scale & Why It Matters

The Major Scale & Why It Matters

Learn the shapes of the major scale, and why it is of fundamental importance to your playing


The Major Scale & Why It Matters

Learning and understanding the major scale will transform your guitar playing and understanding of music.

From a theoretical perspective, you will understand how music ‘works’. You will develop a clear understanding of how chords are created and songs are formed.

From a practical perspective, learning the major scale will enable you to play the modes. This opens up a whole new world of opportunity and allows you to create different textures and feels in your playing.

So, if you want to learn the modes and deepen your understanding of the music you are playing, this is the course for you.

What you will learn:


In this first lesson we will define what the major scale is, and why it is of fundamental importance


Before learning the shapes of the scale, we will study its construction and how it compares to the pentatonic scales with which you are likely to be familiar


In this lesson you will learn the first shape of the major scale in the key of A. You will also see the strong connection that exists between this shape and those of the major pentatonic scale


Moving on and up the fretboard, in this lesson you will get comfortable with the second shape of the scale


Here you will learn the third shape of the major scale, in addition to a practice method you can use to consolidate the shapes you have learnt so far


You will learn the fourth shape of the major scale and continue to draw connections between this scale and the shapes of the more familiar major pentatonic


In this lesson you will learn the fifth and final shape of the major scale using the closed position fingerings we have focused on throughout


Unlike pentatonic scale shapes, there are two ways of playing the major scale. In this lesson we will study the


In the final lesson of this course, we will set the scene for future material – looking at how you can use the major scale to build chord progressions and play the modes

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5 years ago – after getting complacent with my practice and playing – I decided I wanted to push on and develop as a guitarist.

I couldn’t find the detailed, blues focused resources that I wanted to learn from online, so I created the Happy Bluesman.

I have since gone on to work with hundreds of blues guitarists all over the world through the Blues Club and 1-2-1 coaching. 

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Course Includes

  • 9 Lessons