Major Guitar Chords

The Major Scale Formula for Guitar

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A major scale is a pattern of eight notes in order that produce the familiar sound:
Do - Re - Me - Fa - So - La - Ti - Do

The starting note (Do) is also called the Root note.
The Root note is the Key center, so the Root note of the Key of C is "C".

The C major scale contains these notes in the following order:
C D E F G A B C

Remember:
The distance of two frets is called a whole step.
The distance of one fret is called a half step.

W = Whole Step (there is one fret between the two)
H = Half Step (the frets are side by side)

Every Major Scale is composed of the following pattern of steps.

W - W - H - W - W - W - H

C Major Scale

C Major Scale

Major Scale Step Pattern
Guitar Tab 

C Major Scale - Horizontal
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--1---3---5---6---8---10---12---13-| 
G|-----------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------| 
A|-----------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------|



C Major Scale - Vertical (Practice This)
e|-----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------0---1----| 
G|------------------0---2------------|
D|------0---2---3--------------------| 
A|--3--------------------------------| 
E|-----------------------------------|


G Major Scale

Major Scale Step Pattern


G Major
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------------------------------0---| 
D|------------------0---2---4-------|
A|------0---2---3-------------------| 
E|--3-------------------------------| 


More Major Guitar Scales for the Guitar

  E Major
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------| 
D|--------------------------1---2---|
A|--------------0---2---4-----------| 
E|--0---2---4-----------------------| 


  A Major 
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|------------------------1---2-----| 
D|--------------0--2--4-------------|
A|--0---2---4-----------------------| 
E|----------------------------------| 


  F Major
e|----------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------| 
D|----------------------0---2---3---|
A|----------0---1---3---------------| 
E|--1---3---------------------------| 


  D Major
e|----------------------------------|
B|--------------------------2---3---|
G|--------------0---2---4-----------| 
D|--0---2---4-----------------------|
A|----------------------------------| 
E|----------------------------------| 

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