One of the first things that I personally wanted to learn on guitar was to play melodies and chords at the same time. This is a huge topic, but in this tutorial we'll take the first exciting step into this world by learning a new pattern of the major scale, down in the open position.
On top of giving us a fun and bluegrass sound, this open position major scale will also, ultimately enable you to switch seamlessly between the melody notes in our scale pattern and our classic open chords, and this is the key ingredient in playing melodies and chords at the same time. We'll be taking a bit of a leap here, so stay patient with yourself and we'll take it all one careful step at a time.
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