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Learn the Open Position F Major Scale

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Open Position F Major Scale Hi, I'm Grey and this is Hub Guitar. This is a quick video about playing the open position F major scale. You should already be familiar the open strings: EADGbe. And, hopefully, the notes of the C major scale in the open position. That's all of the natural notes: C, D, E, F, G, A, B. The F major scale differs from the C major scale by only one note. The B will become a Bflat. We know this because the order of steps through the C major scale are: whole step from C to D. Whole step from D to E. Half step from E to F. Whole step from F to G. Whole step from G to A. Whole step from A to B and finally a half step from B to C. So whole, whole, half; whole, whole, whole half. In total we have 12 notes in music: those 7 from the C major scale and 5 more; any time there was a whole step, we must have skipped over a note. That note is called an accidental. Applying this sequence of whole and half steps, but starting from F now, we'll end up with the F major scale. F to G is a whole step. G to A is a whole step, and so forth. I like to have my students imagine scales first up and down a single string. I think that's a very intuitive way to visualize the scale. Now let's apply that to the open position, starting with the lowest available note of the F major scale, E. We know it's a half-step to get back to F here on the Ist fret of the big string. Then we'll just that play that sequence. Same as C major, but any "B" notes are adjusted to "B flat". [demonstrate] Knowing how to play the scale of F major will put you closer to mastering the key of F--at least in the open position--And with just a few keys, you can open alot of doors.

We can deepen our study of the open position by learning the notes of the F major scale.

The keys of C, G and F are three of the most common keys in music.

Following the major scale formula from F results in the notes F, G, A, B♭, C, D, E, F. When compared to the C major scale, this scale differs by only one note. The “B” will turn into B♭. We call this note B♭ instead of A♯ because all major scales will have one each of the 7 letters of the alphabet.

The Chords

This main chords that match this scale are F, Gmin, Amin, B♭, C, Dmin. Because some of these chords are not easy to play on the guitar, it is not a common keyThe set of pitches that a piece of music is organized around. A key has two components: a tonal center and some sort of scale, or set of pitches used for creating harmony and melody. for guitar music. However, many types of music use this key often; it is considered an undemanding key on piano, trumpet, and other instruments.

The three keys of C major, G major and F major provide plentiful options for singing songs. If a song is too low or too high in one of these keys and you transposeTo transpose is to change the key of a piece of music, by moving every single one of its notes by exactly the same amount, either up or down to a higher or lower key. it to one of the other keys you will likely find that the rangeRange is the total melodic distance an instrument is capable of, from lowest possible note to highest possible note. It can also mean the total distance between the highest and lowest notes in a melody or musical part. of the melody is much more comfortable.

The Scale Pattern

The F major scale in open position.

How to Practice

As the creator of Hub Guitar, Grey has compiled hundreds of guitar lessons, written several books, and filmed hundreds of video lessons. He teaches private lessons in his Boston studio, as well as via video chat through TakeLessons.

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