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Guitar Handbook

Guitar Handbook

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Published by Anna G.
Guitar Handbook
Guitar Handbook

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Published by: Anna G. on Mar 31, 2013
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The word “step” reers to the distancebetween notes. On the ingerboard, a halstep is equal to the distance o one ret, anda whole step is the distance o two rets. Awhole step is made up o two hal steps.The major scale begins with the start-ing note (the name o the major scale) andollows this pattern o both whole steps(W) and hal steps (H): WWH WWWH. Forexample, the C major scale starts on thenote C, and can be built using this patterno whole and hal steps.You can play a major scale rom anynote by using the WWH WWWH ormula.Remember, one ret on the guitar is a halstep, and two rets is a whole step. So, i youstart on the rst string and play the note onthe rst ret (the note F) and move up on thesame string two rets or every whole stepand one ret or every hal step, you will haveplayed the F major scale up the ngerboard.Scale study is undamental to guitarmastery, no matter what style you play.Learning scales benets our technique andour knowledge and navigation on the in-strument. It helps us organize that ambigu-ous guitar retboard. Anyone can easily seethe C major scale on the piano, but it is adierent story on the guitar. Simply stated,scale study gives us knowledge o the ret-board and develops our technique.Learning scales helps us to prepare toplay tonal music. Most music we hear (andperorm) has tonal centers (keys). The keyo a piece o music is derived rom the scalerom which the melody and harmony arederived.Let’s start by looking at the major scale.A major scale is a succession o notes con-sisting o a pattern o hal and whole stepsthat create that amiliar sound o “Do Re MiFa Sol La Ti Do.”
Larry Baioneis Chair o the Berklee College o Music Guitar Department. Baione has been aaculty member since 1974 and has been Chair since 1990. He has studied with Lenzy Wallace,Mick Goodrick, Bill Harris, William Leavitt, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jim Hall. He received hisBachelors in Music rom Berklee and his Masters in Music rom New England Conservatory.While attending Berklee, he received the Downbeat Hall o Fame Scholarship award.
GUITAR SCALE BASICS
FROM THE ONLINE COURSE

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