SC01 The major scale

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The major scale or the Ionian major scale (first of the 7 mode scales)

Well, the scale almost all western music is built on

Scale degrees/intervals, example in C:
C, tonic (1)
D, major second (2)
E, major third (3)
F, perfect fourth (4)
G, perfect fifth (5)
A, major sixth (6)
B, major seventh (7)

Scale formula:
Whole step – C to D
Whole step – D to E
Half step – E to F
Whole step – F to G
Whole step – G to A
Whole step – A to B
Half step – B to C

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ryanjulius said,


September 11, 2009 @ 11:31 am

the lessons are awesome man!!
give me a plenty of time to practice and lots of lessons from your site and i’ll be a better bass player!!!


mauibassplayer said,


October 20, 2008 @ 10:13 am

Aloha, I am new to learning scales, but I am determined to incorporate them into my skill set.


Mark G said,


August 19, 2008 @ 8:16 am

Hi Thomas

In the learning learning scales section the only one am able to download is the c major root position(A str.3rd fret), but none of the others why is that? or what do I need to do for downloading?

Mark G
Should work , if you are logged in with your username


ingrediensen said,


August 14, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

Yes! Thanks! :)


rebelsean said,


August 14, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

Thanks Thomas, been on hols back to learn more from your good self, Sean


steve242 said,


August 13, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

I love this series of vids!!…SWEET!
I use the acronym IDPLMALI… (sounds like “I’d pull Molly”)…to remember the rest of the major modes; and then the patterns just start going everywhere! hahaha!!


haris said,


August 13, 2008 @ 9:06 pm

nice thomas thank you


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