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Connect Major Chords: Lesson 2

 

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Using Scales to Connect Chords Exercise 1

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In this lesson we are going to use notes from the A major scale to get back and forth between the chords of the exercise: A major, D major, A major, E major, repeat.

Conveniently, we are starting and ending the single scale notes on open notes. This will be beneficial in getting our hands in position to play the chords that immediately follow the scale notes.

We play the A major chord.
Then use A major scale notes to "walk up" to the open D string.
Then we play the D major chord.
We use A major scale notes to "walk down" to the open A string.
Then we play the A major chord.
Then use A major scale notes to "walk down" to the open E string.
Then we play the E major chord.
We use A major scale notes to "walk up" to the open A string.
Then we play the A major chord.
Repeat!

Take your time to get the motions down properly.

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