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  • Loraine

    May 4, 2024 at 12:39 am

    Hi @tony-crane73gmail-com I’m not sure what the question in Fretboard Wizard is or what it’s actually asking you, but if I understand it correctly it’s asking the chord progression of the G major scale.

    The format is M, m, m, M, M, m, Dim

    So I think the scale would be G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em, Fdim

  • Bill_Brown

    May 5, 2024 at 6:50 am

    Hi @tony-crane73gmail-com , welcome to FW2. If you write out the chords in the G major scale as @Loraine has done above, you will see the order (or position) of the chords (and this applies to any major scale) from 1 through 7 using the Nashville numbering system where G is the 1 chord and Am is the 2 chord and so on. So in the Nashville numbering system, the 1, 4 & 5 chords are always MAJOR, and the 2, 3 & 6 chords are always minor, and the 7 chord is diminished (unless substituted). In the chord progression that you stated in your question, you’ll notice that they are all Major chords in the key of G major.

    Hope that helps.

  • tony-crane73gmail-com

    May 5, 2024 at 7:38 am

    Thank you for the info however I am not at the Nashville numbers day so that doesn’t make sense to me yet.

    I’m at the day before trying to learn chords by ear.

    So, if the patters is supposed to be MmmMMmdimM and you look at the tab how are the chords. G A G C G C A G ?….To me this reads MmMMMMmM

    So obviously I am missing something?

    • N-lightMike

      May 5, 2024 at 8:51 am

      It seems like you are confused about being correct. G is major. C is major. A is minor. So your string of lower case and upper case letters are correct given the string of Gs, Cs, and As.

      MG 🙂

    • Bill_Brown

      May 5, 2024 at 9:03 am

      Hi @tony-crane73gmail-com , yes, the “pattern” of MmmMMmdimM is the pattern (in terms of major and minor) for any Major Key. But this is to be used as an “aid” to help you choose the most likely possible chords (by ear) in the progression that Tony is playing. The progressions that Tony is playing are not the major scale, they are melodies (if you will) which are part of the major scale in a key.

      I suggest that you look at the tab for the answer to the 1st progression and see exactly what it is that Tony is asking for. From there, you should get an idea of how to answer the other “questions” in the exercise – if you feel lost, then you should go back to the “learn video” and try to pay more attention to what Tony is saying and why he is saying it.

      Best of luck!

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