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Major Scales, Part 2: Circle of Fifths and Two-Octave Scales

This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn the basics of music theory as it relates to four-string instruments tuned in fifths. Chad’s practical approach will deepen your knowledge of chords, scales, and arpeggios, and help you integrate them into your playing.
 
 
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Learn how major chord arpeggios are constructed and how to find them on the mandolin/fiddle fingerboard. Chad explains that major chords are constructed of roots, thirds, and fifths: the first, third, and fifth notes in a major scale. Then he shows you different finger patterns for major arpeggios in bluegrass keys, giving you handy ways to visualize each pattern and advice about practicing them in different ways.
 
 
 
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Major Scales, Part 2: Circle of Fifths and Two-Octave Scales  
 
Major Scales, Part 2: Circle of Fifths and Two-Octave Scales  
 
Major Scales, Part 2: Circle of Fifths and Two-Octave Scales
Major Scales, Part 2: Circle of Fifths and Two-Octave Scales
 
In this lesson, Chad shows you the circle of fifths and how to use it to determine how many sharps or flats a given key has. Then he walks you through two-octave scales in the “bluegrass keys” of G, A, Bb, B, C, D, E, and F, and talks about trying to see the entire scale on the fingerboard. He also shows you how the open-string pattern is always followed by the third-finger pattern, the first-finger pattern is always followed by the fourth-finger pattern or the open-string pattern, the second-finger pattern is followed by the first-finger pattern, the third-finger pattern is followed by the second-finger pattern, and the fourth-finger pattern is followed by the third-finger pattern.

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