What is a Major Scale?

In this free video lesson by Brad Laird you'll learn how to create and play a major scale on the mandolin. If you learned to sing "do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do" as a child you are already familiar with the sound. A major scale consists of eight notes and you'll learn a few ways we can play this scale.


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Here is the tablature for a G major scale:

major scale tab

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