15 steps to mastering the major scale
Providing a path to guitar mastery by understanding how to use the major scale.
The major scale is THE foundation for all knowledge on the fretboard. You simply aren’t going to be the best guitarist you can be without truly understanding how to use and play the major scale all over the fretboard.
How do I practice the major scale?
One of the key things I learned early on was that you can do a lot with the pentatonic and blues scales. But I quickly wanted more. I wanted to know the fretboard, be able to improvise, be more creative and maybe even learn a little theory.
It was frustrating being stuck in a rut, playing the same licks over and over again. So after trying out several websites who really had pretty good quality stuff, I was still pulling a trick from here, a lick from there or a lesson that I understood but had a hard time applying to a practice schedule.
So I decided to make my own lessons and offer it to people like you and me.
Guitarists who want a set of instructions, practice exercises, and useable tools that help you go from wherever you are to giving you a level of understanding beyond what you can find anywhere else… except maybe a Berklee Course. (But who has that kind of cash?)
So what’s this 15 step approach?
Cycle of Fourths, Circle of Fifths, Shapes and Patterns, CAGED, Key Signatures. These are all buzz words that we guitarists use. And we may have an idea of what they are or how to play some of them. But only a few know how to use them and apply them.
So what..right? Well at the end of the 15 steps, you will understand the Cycle of Fourths, you’ll know keys and you’ll have a whole mountain of exercises to pull from to create new and interesting phrasing and you’ll know some more cool things too. You’ll be on your way.
- In each step you’ll get printable PDF’s of essential theory… don’t worry though. I’ve made it as easy as can be to understand. lesson and a Next Action worksheet.
- There will also be MP3 audio so you can hear what each exercise is supposed to sound like. Practice along, rewind, whatever works for you.
- You’ll get printable practice logs, so you can keep a really good look at how you’re progressing.
- You’ll learn the basics of reading notation and you’ll see that it doesn’t need to be so daunting. And you’ll have PLENTY of practice with it ON THE FRETBOARD.
- And you’ll get, all in all… probably over 100 exercises, PDFs and most importantly…a defined plan on what to practice
Thank you very much for this and of course all your other lessons they have been very informative and have helped me a lot thanks once again! ~JB.
It’s all done for you
I think the best thing about Major Scale Mastery, aside from being just a great value, is that it’s all done for you. It’s a step by step…even day by day process I take you through. So that at the end of about a month, you really have a grasp on playing the major scale all over the fretboard.
I particularly like the way these lessons are set up. I very much enjoy the printables too. ~Adil R.
You can see in the sidebar each of the steps. But let me get you some more details in case you’re not convinced that it’s worth it.
- Know line and space notes
- Understand time and beats
- Learn ledger lines and note values
Unlock the fretboard
- Be able to name any note on the fretboard quickly
- Be able to find any specific note at will
Think outside of the CAGED
- Understand how CAGED helps with chord formation
- Understand the shapes of CAGED and starting positions
- Learn patterns and sequences and seamlessly connect them with ease
- You’ll know what keys are flat keys and sharp keys
- You’ll know what flat notes are in what keys and what sharps are in what keys
- You’ll understand tonal centers no matter what note you start on
- You’ll be using the Cycle of Fourths constantly and be able to explain it
And a whole lot more than I can list here.
Jason W. says
I can’t believe what I’ve learned. I’m a beginner and I was taking lessons. I would’ve spent a lot more and taken a lot longer to learn this stuff. Thanks! ~Jason W.
I already know the major scale
Of course you do. Most people know the major scale. It’s easy to play because most people learn it one way. But you will know how to play the major scale in shape 2 in the keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D and G (or shape 1 or 5 etc…).
Not only will you be able to play all of those scales, you’ll be able to name the notes as you play them. Or say, “the 8th fret of the 5th string is F” right off the top of your head… if you follow the steps and do it consistently. Even if you already know the major scale, this series will take you beyond a simple understanding.
Stick to it
I’ve done what I can to set the series up so it’s easy for you to follow it and stick with it. Take it slow. You’re not in a race. Enjoy playing the exercises. Enjoy learning. Enjoy creating. But I won’t promise you shortcuts. My goal is for you to understand and gain a solid foundation for your guitar playing future.
There’s no reason not to
If you aren’t satisfied with the series and don’t think it’s worth every penny, just write me an email at email@example.com and I’ll be glad to give your money back. If you’re still unsure now and have questions for me, shoot me an email.
Why not buy now?
By getting this eCourse, you’re saving yourself time and lots of money you’d have to spend on traditional lessons. THink about how much an entire month’s worth of lessons would cost. At 30 minutes once a week, which is much less that what Major Scale Mastery offers you, you’re looking at easily $100.00. I’m offering you much more for a fraction of that!
So if you think you can gain something from this series I’ve put together for you, I’d love for you to get your instant download now for just
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