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Major Scale Intervals

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Our first interval sound we are going to explore is the use of "thirds." Thirds can be either major or minor, and are used very often in all styles of music. The insertion of these into your solos creates a nice separation from single line melodies and broadens your vocabulary on the instrument. Their are many different shapes of these intervals, and in our lessons today we are simply going to scratch the surface of these in a scale pattern we are already familiar with. Again, this information is just an introduction so don't feel overwhelmed. The focus in more on the demonstration and the artist example.

Here is an introduction to thirds in the key of C major, showing you each note in the scale and it's related third interval.

C - E (major third)
D - F (minor third)
E - G (minor third)
F - A (major third)
G - B (major third)
A - C (minor third)
B - D (minor third)

Let's take a C major scale pattern from Chapter 1 and now find the third intervals contained inside this scale pattern. Once we have that down, than try to apply the scale and intervals in the style of Brian Robertson and Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy.)
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