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Scale And Chord Relationships: Lesson 3

 

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Again, the open chords positions are typically regarded as the easiest and most basic patterns to use in order to play those chords. Each one of those chord shapes is a way of isolating only the 1st, 3rd, and 5th scale degrees from their respective scales. The A major chord shape is one particular way of isolating only the 1st, 3rd, and 5th scale degrees of the A major scale. So only those notes ring out and therefore it results in an A major chord sounding.

Likewise, all of the chord shapes we learn to play on the guitar are ways of isolating only the appropriate chord tones from the appropriate scale.

The B major chord shape is a way of isolating only the 1st, 3rd, and 5th scale degrees of the B major scale.
The C major chord shape is a way of isolating only the 1st, 3rd, and 5th scale degrees of the C major scale.
The D major chord shape is a way of isolating only the 1st, 3rd, and 5th scale degrees of the D major scale.
The E major chord shape is a way of isolating only the 1st, 3rd, and 5th scale degrees of the E major scale.
And so on.

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