Scales and Soloing FAQ

Playing Guitar Scales

Putting together solos is not easy for a lot of people. Guitar scales and modes can be used as the building blocks for solos and chords. We have many articles worth highlighting on the fascinating subject of guitar scales and modes.

  • The major scale consists of eight notes. The first three notes are whole steps, followed by a half step, then three more whole steps and then a final half step (remember that each fret on the guitar is a half step).

    Using the key of C the scale is as follows:

    C major scale

    To find out what all this knowledge is good for check out the article Theory Without Tears.

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