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The Guitar Players Guide to Major Scales

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Are you interested in learning how to play your major scales? Then you've come to the right place. 50% of all songs you're probably going to play will be in a major key. So why not understand the music theory behind what makes those songs so great. This course was designed to teach a you how to play any major scale, pentatonic scale, or major chord tones in any key anywhere on the neck. This material is absolutely essential to becoming a good guitar player.

What will you learn in this course?

  • The music theory behind the major scale

  • How to create major scales going up the neck and across the neck

  • How to ready my circle of 5ths chart

  • How to play the major scale in any key anywhere on the neck

  • How to play the major pentatonic scale in any key anywhere on the neck

  • How to play the major chord tones in any key anywhere on the neck

  • Great practice techniques for these scales

Bonus book just added for 2019!

  • A digital copy (PDF) of my scales book called "Basic Scales A study of the Ionian and Aeolian Scales". The book is 85 pages long and has charts for the following

    • major scales all over the neck in all 12 keys

    • major pentatonic scales all over the neck in all 12 keys

    • major chord tones all over the neck in all 12 keys

    • minor scales all over the neck in all 12 keys

    • minor pentatonic scales all over the neck in all 12 keys

    • minor chord tones all over the neck in all 12 keys

Why should you buy my course?

  • My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the GuitArmy.

  • I've been teaching guitar full time for over 18 years.

  • I have taught more then 30,000 individual private guitar lessons.

  • I teach guitar students online all over the world.

  • I have a bachelors of music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth. 

  • I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.

  • I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.

  • I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this course.

With GuitArmy guitar lessons on Skillshare you will learn: basic open chords, power chords, barre chords, scales, major scales, minor scales, learn to solo, improvisation, beginner guitar lessons, intermediate guitar lessons, advanced guitar lessons, guitar riffs, rock licks, guitar licks, rhythm guitar, songwriting, modes on guitar, how to read guitar tablature, play a guitar solo, triads for guitar, and much more. 

Why should I take your course and not just learn from YouTube?

You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. With my course you will get a systematic way of learning your major scales.

Do I have to be a great guitar player to benefit from this course?

No! This course is more geared towards beginner and intermediate players. There's a lot of information in this course so take you're time learning the material. You will have full lifetime access to the course. 


  • Major Scales Course Promo
  • What is a major scale
  • Playing A Major Scale Scale On One String
  • Creating a major scale across the neck
  • Circle of 5ths Explanation
  • Major scale position 1
  • Major scale position 2
  • Major scale position 3
  • Major scale position 4
  • Major scale position 5
  • How to practice your major scales
  • What is a pentatonic scale
  • Major pentatonic scale position 1
  • 10 Licks in Major Pentatonic Position 1
  • Major pentatonic scale position 2
  • Major pentatonic scale position 3
  • Major pentatonic scale position 4
  • Major pentatonic scale position 5
  • How to practice the major pentatonic scale
  • What are chord tones
  • Major chord tones position 1
  • Major chord tones position 2
  • Major chord tones position 3
  • Major chord tones position 4
  • Major chord tones position 5
  • How to practice chord tones
  • G Major Pentatonic Lead Path
  • Arpeggios in position 1
  • A major pentatonic Lick 1
  • A major blues Lick
  • Diatonic 6ths on strings 1 and 3
  • Diatonic 6ths on 2 and 4

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