Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases “Theory Guitar Lesson on Scales - How to Play Guitar Scales”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a theory guitar lesson on how to play guitar scales.

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In this guitar lesson on music theory Claude Johnson covers a large array of topics on the subject. Johnson explains in detail how understanding how keys and intervals work is important to be able to utilize scales in your playing. Claude explains that a major scale has seven notes and demonstrates it as follows; 8th fret of the 6th string with 2nd finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger to the 7th fret of the 5th string with first finger to the 8th fret with 2nd finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger to the 7th fret of the 4th string with first finger to the 9th fret with 3rd finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger and then repeat that sequence for the 3rd string to the 8th fret of the 2nd string with 2nd finger to the 10th fret with 4th finger to the 7th fret of the first string with first finger and finally the 8th fret with 2nd finger. Johnson continues by demonstrating a comparison to the pentatonic scale which has only five notes instead of seven. For more information on music theory you can visit GuitarControl.com.

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.

The Pentatonic Scale is a musical scale with five notes per octave. They can be found all over the world and are the main scale used in the Blues genre.

Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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