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Chord Scales

An Introduction to the Harmonized Major Scale, and Applying it to a Song

In this lesson path, you'll learn about the harmonized major scale AKA a chord scale. Chord scales help you better understand the fingerboard. Learning this can help greatly with your rhythm and lead playing. After learning about the chord scale we'll apply some of those patterns to a song. Lean on Me is a song most everyone has heard at some point, and it has a chord scale built right into the song. It's a really fun tune, and will be a great vehicle to demonstrate the chord scale concept. We'll also go over a few licks that show ways you can modify the chord scale to get some cool new sounds by leaving notes out, or adding them in.