Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Lead Guitar Lesson on Learning Scale Shapes - How to Play Scales on Guitar”

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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 guitar lesson on learning scale shapes.

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I want to give you a mini lesson on learning your scale shapes, the more ways you can look at something, the more ways you are going to understand it

“I want to give you a mini lesson on learning your scale shapes”, says Johnson, “the more ways you can look at something, the more ways you are going to understand it”. Claude explains that you can memorize the scales based on the shape that you make with your fingers. Claude starts off with a one octave major scale in the key of C as follows. 8th fret of the 6th string with first finger to the 10th fret with 2nd finger to the 12th fret with 4th finger and repeats that sequence for the 5th string and then 9th fret of the 4th string with first finger and 10th fret with 2nd finger. Next Johnson moves down to the 3rd fret of the 5th string and repeats the same pattern based on the 5th, 4th and 3rd strings. Claude continues by repeating this same concept, but using other patterns of the major scale, which he says “will keep you from getting stuck in the same patterns”. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead guitar lesson at 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.

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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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