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Guitar Basics for Beginners : How to Play Major Scales on Guitar

Learn how to play major scales on the electric guitar in this free video music lesson. Expert: Mike Lais Bio: Mike Lais is an accomplished young musician that has a deep passion for music and loves to share is passion with others. Filmmaker: Doug Craig

Tags: basics, play, guitar, major, beginners, scales

25 comments

  • HELLO2YOU3 · July 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    why

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  • HELLO2YOU3 · July 25, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Thanks for That Info Thats helping me a lot now only had guitar a week

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  • HELLO2YOU3 · July 25, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Not only have i learned something new here But all so

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  • SuperPr3d · July 25, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    just out of curiosity, if you play 3 notes on one string of the pattern, is it common to keep the “unused” fourth fretting finger up and not on the board (which you can see often in electric guitar playing) ?

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  • tremoloheart · July 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    you forgot to mention that the pattern only works anywhere on the fretboard, as long as it’s on the bottom four strings (EADG strings). The pattern changes on the top two strings (B and E strings) because of how the B string is tuned differently than all the other strings.

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  • th0r7777 · July 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    You look kind of like Nick Swardson. lol

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  • ZombieHorror666 · July 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    You cant use a righthanded guitar if ur lefthanded =)

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  • musicjunkie295 · July 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Thankyou! Nice guitar by the way.

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  • lexladybug10 · July 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    My strings are upside down :(
    The fat strings are on bottem, but it feels wierd when i hold my guitar upside down

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  • couchman7787 · July 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    The american dream is not alive because you can shoot off a bunch of fireworks

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  • darkshadow9856 · July 25, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    the twelfth fret of every sting when played is the same as that string open so the pattern would just start on the twelfth fret of the low E instead of open E . hope it helped :D

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  • NukesForSamurai · July 25, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Ok.. I know how to play guitar.. pretty decent.. Im a metal guitarist… but I have 0 music theory.. I have NO idea what “keys” are or what the difference is between major or minor scales. Im sooo confused. Someone please help me by replying with a link or something that you think will help me thanks =]

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  • twisterellafell · July 25, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    try out guitarmanual.typepad.com for guitar instruction ebook and videos

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  • TheArcticMonkeyz · July 25, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    you’re a nice guy.

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  • cooladenyou1 · July 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    when you are doing the scale higher up on the neck, what do u pluck instead of the open e string

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  • xHannaSmiles · July 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks I Finally Got My First Scale :D
    I’m Self-Teaching Myself , So If There’s Any Guitar Pros Out There , Who Have Good Tips Please Message Me .??
    Thank You (:

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  • twisterellafell · July 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    try guitarmanual.typepad.com/blog/ for beginner lessons or google guitar manual blog and see first result

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  • nastyguard007 · July 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I know that guitar, it’s pretty damn expensive, IDK why though, a bit overpriced in my opinion.

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  • manfesto123 · July 25, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    xDDDDDDDD

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  • kroasana · July 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    an expertvillage video that doesn’t suck hard :O

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  • FantomOfFear · July 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    yup, the eigth note is the same as the first note of the scale

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  • nahiiiii · July 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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  • 806brayden · July 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    So you play eight notes per scale which is an octave right???

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  • WoXihuanCha · July 25, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Learn your open chords first (Chords that involve your open strings, such as G)

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  • darkpeach123 · July 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Start with major. Then minor then dimished. Then go into all of the other chords like add9 and sus4 And ect. Then go into major scales then minor scales then dim scales. Then go to the modes. I am stuck on these myself but once your brain figures them out they are easy

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