How to Harmonize a Major Scale

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How to Harmonize a Major Scale -- Harmony Guitar Lesson

How to Harmonize a Major Scale - Harmony Guitar Lesson

How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and here with,
bringing you this video blog. What I want
to show you today is how to harmonize a
major scale in 6ths.

This is such a cool sound, something you
hear guitar players play all the time and
can be really, really great to know this.
So be sure to click the link below for the tab,
but we’re going to jump right in.

We’re in the key of G here and on the high
string we’re going to play a major scale all
the way up on one string. So we’ve got
G, A, B, C, D, E, F sharp, G. That’s our
major scale and now what we’re going to do
is we’re going to put a 6th below here.
So we’ve got. You go from a G to a B here.
So those two notes together sound like this.
That can almost imply your major chord.
So you hear licks like, all using this sound.

So here’s your first part. We’ve got 3rd fret,
4th fret, 5, 5 — notice it moves in there on
the same fret for like an A minor and then here’s
this up a whole step for B minor, C, D, E minor,
F sharp minor 7 flat 5, G major. So here it is.

Be sure to play that ascending, meaning going up,
and descending, going back down. You can just
take parts of it, too. Like a typical move
from say like C down to G.

Hopefully this helps. Check it out, practice it,
move it around to different keys so you can say,
okay, let’s move it up a whole step and we’re
going to get A. A really great thing to know,
major scale harmonized in 6ths.

Click the link below for the tab and we’ll
see you next time. Thanks for watching.

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