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Guitar Lesson 4 Beginner G Scale

Updated on May 18, 2015

G scale

In the 4th lesson we learn the notes on the 6th string, and the G scale. We have open E, F at first fret,the first finger. The last new note is G third finger, third fret. Three new notes not anything to worry about, take it one note at a time. If you have not learned the notes on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, strings refer back to my lesson 1, 2 and 3, follow these carefully and you should be well on your way.

I like to teach both notes and chords. I know a lot of online teaches chords only which is great but not everyone can sing. This is a great way to learn. Play the notes on the 6th string a few times and then we will start our scale.

The G scale introduces us to a sharp it is in the key signature. What does this mean? It means to look in the key signature and see what line the sharp is written on. E,G,B,D,F, line notes. Looking at the G scale we see the sharp is written in in the F line, so every F in the scale will be sharp, it does not matter weather it is a low F or high it is still sharp. We play a sharp by moving over one fret toward the bridge.The bridge is near the bottom and holds the strings on. Play the G scale putting in the F sharp, until you can play it from memory forward and backward. After you have mastered that go on to the chords.

1 - 4 - 5 Method. The first note of the scale is G, so we have the G chord. The fourth note is C or the chord, we already learned this chord and the 5th note in the scale is D or the D 7th chord. Refer to the charts and video.

Now, its time to find out the notes in each chord using the 1 - 3 - 5 Method. Looking at the G scale again the first note is G the 3rd is B and the fifth is D. This tells us that G, B, and D make up the notes in the G chord.

We know that C is the next chord and it is made of the note C, E, and G. This makes the C chord. The next chord is D 7th. The D 7th is made from note D, F#, A and C. The C is the seventh note.

G Scale And Chords

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Why Are Scales Important?

We need to learn scales to be able to play the guitar with other people. Scales help to develop your ears. Scales provide an easy way to find our chords. Scales are helpful to develop right hand technique of moving up and down the scale. If you know your scale you will learn to play less sloppy without starts and stops.This should help make your playing smooth.

Never look at your hands after playing the scales a few days. Develop playing your guitar without looking. Believe me you will hear your mistake. Try and correct the mistake the minute you hear it.

Some Tips To Remember before Playing,

1. Wash your hands before you start to play.

2.Make sure the guitar is in tune

3.If you are playing from a piece of sheet music, check the key signature to see if there are sharps and flats in it.

4, Make sure you left hand nails are cut short. You should have a nice pair of calluses ti keep your finger tips pain free.

The 6Th.String

The 6th string closest to you, the thickest.
The 6th string closest to you, the thickest. | Source
F is 1st finger, 1st fret.
F is 1st finger, 1st fret.
G is on the 6th string at the third fret, third finger.
G is on the 6th string at the third fret, third finger.

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