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LESSON ONE: INTERMEDIATE STUDIES

Student NotesGood job. You already have 2 major scales learned. Let's practice a few more. Remember the formula for a major scale is:

whole-whole-half-whole-whole-whole-half

  • Start on E and build yourself a major scale.
  • Start on F and build yourself a major scale.
  • Start on G and build yourself a major scale.
  • Start on A and build yourself a major scale.
  • Start on B and build yourself a major scale.
  • The first note that you play to start a major scale is called the "Root note." It is called the Root note because it is the beginning note (the start note or a place to start from). So far you have played the root notes C, D, E, F, G, A, and B.


    Now let's play some other root notes. Construct the following major scales starting on the notes:

    • C sharp / D flat.
    • D sharp / E flat.
    • F sharp / G flat.
    • G sharp / A flat.
    • A sharp / B flat.

    When you are done, go to the next page.


    Oh, I almost forgot. When a song is written using the C scale, it is said to be in the "key of" C. When a song is written using the D scale, it is said to be in the "key of" D. When a song is written using the F sharp scale, it is said to be in the "key of" F sharp. And so on, and so on , etc. etc. . . . . . .

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