In this lesson we are going to learn 'C major scale' and important chords C scale that is 'C major chord' and 'A minor chord' with 3/4 rhythm.
Elementary Musical Terms:
(i) Note: a single tone(sound) of a definite pitch created by music instrument or humane voice. In music we denote tones by 7 alphabetic letters C,D,E,F,G,A,B and also with help of flat(b) and sharp(#) signs. All possible notes are 12.
(ii) SCALE: set of musical notes ordered by specific intervals. (An systematic arrangement of notes in ascending or descending order of pitch.)
(iii) Chromatic scale: All 12 notes of music i.e. C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B.
(Iv) Chords: a group of notes usually three or more sounded togather in harmony called chords, and Triad: a chord of three musical notes, all major and minor chords are called tried, they are composed of three notes)
(v) C major scale: The C major scale (often just C or key of C) consists of the pitchesC, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Its key signature has no flats/sharps. Its relative minor is A minor, and its parallel minor is C minor.
1. C major scale on guitar. (One octave)
Notes of C major scale:
There are 7 notes in this scale, driven from chromatic scale, all natural, no flat or sharp signs, there is a formula of major scale we will learn later. Remember for now 7 notes in major scale.
2. C major scale on single string: is good for understanding the scale, and locating notes on fretboard.
Picture shown here on 5th string and 2nd string. Practice it in ascending and descending order of pitch as shown in video same time identify note on frets.
Finger Pattern for Exercise:
Ascending: C1-D3-E3, D1-E3-F4, E1-F2-G4, F1-G3-A3, G1-A3-B3, A1-B3-C4
Descending: C4-B3-A1, B3-A1-G1, A3-G1-F1, G3-F1-E1, F2-E1-D1, E3-D1-C1
3. Two important chords of C major scale:
(i) C major chord (ii) A minor chord
Chord Practice Pattern: || C - -| C - - | Am - -| Am - -|| * Repeat again.
4. Twinkle Twinkle: (i) play this tune on C scale 1st position.
5. Beginners Guitar_ Finger Picking Style Exercise_2:
Practice and tips for this week,
(i) Practice C major with all diligence, clear and loud sound by pressing the notes just before metal fret, ascending and descending, with chord C & Am in waltz timing with firm holding.
(ii) You have to give time for guitar learning to set your hand and to understand the fretboard, average 1-2 hrs a day is fair enough..