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Session 1: The Major Scale, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos with Scott Nygaard.
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Learn to create interesting solos with this applied theory workshop. You’ll learn how to use scales and arpeggios to create melodic lines, about thematic soloing and improvising, how to create lines with a sense of forward motion, how to combine the melody of a song with fills, melodic variations, arpeggios, and more.
 
 
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Session 1: The Major Scale
 

In this video, Scott  gives you ideas about practicing the major scale in different ways, so that you begin to learn not just the scale in sequence, but the different notes in the scale, where and what they are, and how they are related to the chords in the key. You get exercises that show you how to practice the scale from chord tone to chord tone, chord tone to scale tone, in short musical phrases known as patterns or sequences, and more.

 
 
 
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  • An applied theory approach to creating and improvising solos for bluegrass and roots music
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Session 1: The Major Scale  
 
Session 1: The Major Scale  
 
Session 1: The Major Scale, Part 1
Session 1: The Major Scale, Part 1
 

In the first session of Creating Bluegrass and Roots Music Solos, Scott gives you an overview of what he’ll be doing in the workshop and then talks about the wonders of the major scale, showing you all of the scales, chords, and arpeggios that can be extracted from the major scale, both as it is and with some minor modifications. He also talks about how basing your understanding of theory on the major scale will make it easier to grasp more advanced theoretical concepts, should you decide to go that route. 

 

The musical handouts (downloadable PDFs) for the session (and all sessions) are available in three formats: notation with guitar tab, notation with mandolin tab, and notation only. 


  Session 1: The Major Scale, Guitar Notation/Tab (Available to subscribers)
 
  Session 1: The Major Scale, Mandolin Notation/Tab (Available to subscribers)
 
  Session 1: The Major Scale, Notation Only (Available to subscribers)
 
  How to Practice Major Scales (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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