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  • Finally realized that scales are built from thirds (thanks #FretboardWizard)

    Posted by davefive on September 13, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I’m trying to better learn my scales so I went back to Fretboard wizard lessons on how scales are built:

    • 1 w 2 w 3 h 4 w 5 w 6 w 7 h 1 => Major scale
    • 1 w 2 h 3 w 4 w 5 h 6 w 7 w 1 => Minor scale

    And how 3rds are built:

    • w+w => Major 3rd
    • h+w or w+h => Minor 3rd

    Then I realized that a scale is made up of 3 thirds (1=>3, 3=>5, 5=>7) and so I can now think of scales being built like this:

    • Major 3rd + Minor 3rd + Major 3rd = Major Scale
    • Minor 3rd + Major 3rd + Minor 3rd = Minor Scale

    💥 Mind Blow 💥

    No more having to remember wwhwwwh and whwwhww 🙂

    MaryC replied 2 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Loraine

    Member
    September 14, 2021 at 7:32 am

    Very cool win @davefive !

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    September 14, 2021 at 8:11 am

    💡😱💡 🤩

  • MaryC

    Member
    September 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Wow, actually felt my head expand!🤣👍Thanks!

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