In this lesson we are going to learn 'C major scale' and important chords of it that is 'C major chord' and 'A minor chord' with 3/4 rhythm.


Some 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 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:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th(octave)


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.


C major scale, first position


C major first position, 1 octave



2. C major scale on single string: this is good for understanding of a diatonic scale, also we are in beginning of our course, and this will familiarize us with natural notes on guitar fret board.

Graphical 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 that string at different frets.

C major scale on 5th string

c major on 2nd string


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

C major chord

A minor chord

TBG rhyth no 1

TBG rhyth no 1


Chord Practice Pattern: || C - -| C - - | Am - -| Am - -|| * Repeat again.



4. Twinkle Twinkle: (i) play this tune on C scale 1st position.

Twinkle Twinkle little star on guitar



5. Beginners Guitar_ Finger Picking Style Exercise_2:



Practice and tips for this week,

(i) practice finger gym with clear sound and 'note identification' of lesson 1 everyday on priority.
(ii) 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.(iii) you have to give time in guitar learning to set your hand and to understand it well, average 1 hrs a day is fair enough..








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  1. Dr. himanshu gupta April 12, 2017 at 10:11 pm

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    N videos r downloadable?
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    Through youtube i find u r d best online guitar lesson teacher, i may go for d subscriptions.

    • Shailendra May 10, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Link is there on membership page.. please see

  2. Muhammad Asim April 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    You are the best teacher Sir.. I am from Pakistan and realy I learn alot from your videos…

  3. Kamal Bengali March 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Hello sir
    mujhe Sa Re Ga Ma (SARGAM) shikhana hai
    uska note aapse mujhe mil shakta hai ?

  4. UMASHANKAR February 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    sir in TGB rythm no1 for 2 &3 stroke u just told higher string
    pls define for both seprately

    • Shailendra May 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      higher strings means 1st 2nd 3rd strings ..

  5. Dr Sudesh January 24, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Very nice videos sir ,,,,,,,,,
    Very clear to understand

  6. ritu raj January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    thnks sir thnks..

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  8. Tushar December 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Thank sir to teach very easy and simple method

  9. MOHIT KUMAR September 26, 2016 at 2:41 pm

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  10. dhrubajyoti September 20, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Tnx shailendra g


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