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The Guitar Players Guide to Major Scales

——   Created by Chris Rupp

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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

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 Arbington 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. 

The course project

The G major scale project is for you to play the G major scale in all 5 positions going up the neck. You start with position 1 the third fret and then play position 2, position, 3, etc. going in order up the neck until you come to position 1 again up an octave. 

Please let me know if you think it would be helpful if I posted a video of me playing this project.

How do you complete the project?

You post a link to a YouTube video of you playing all 5 G major scale positions. It doesn't have to be to YouTube, you can paste a link to an site hosting your video but YouTube is probably easiest. 

If you can't do a video you can post some pictures of you playing the 5 positions and we'll take your word that you completed the project. 

26 Lessons

5 mins
What Is a Major Scale?
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8 mins
Playing A Major Scale Scale On One String
7 mins
Creating a Major Scale Across the Neck
3 mins
Circle of 5ths Explanation
7 mins
Major Scale Position 1
6 mins
Major Scale Position 2
5 mins
Major Scale Position 3
5 mins
Major Scale Position 4
6 mins
Major Scale Position 5
6 mins
How To Practice Your Major Scales
4 mins
What Is a Pentatonic Scale
4 mins
Major Pentatonic Scale Position 1
16 mins
10 Licks in Major Pentatonic Position 1
5 mins
Major Pentatonic Scale Position 2
5 mins
Major Pentatonic Scale Position 3
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About the instructor

Chris  Rupp
Chris Rupp
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My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over …

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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 2h 25m of on-demand video
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