Watch the Chromatic Scale online guitar lesson by Trey Alexander from Rock Guitar For Beginners
Chromatic derives from the Greek word Chroma meaning color, which is kind of cool. Hence probably the reason why we call it art. Chromatic notes are traditionally understood as harmonically inessential embellishments, shadings, or inflections of Diatonic notes.
The notes of this scale are as follows:
Let's start at C C#/Db D D#/Eb E F F#/Gb G G#/Ab A A#/Bb B C
These are the notes of the chromatic scale. We want to take note of the sharps and flats. The sharp is a small number symbol and the flat is like a lower case b.
The Chromatic scale is one of the first things I was ever taught. This is one of the most important things you will learn and it will be an essential part of learning how to connect all those uber cool rock licks. This will also help you in the upcoming sections on how to move passages and solos around the fret board!