Watch the Major Scales online guitar lesson by Andrew Leonard from Beginner Method for Classical Guitar

This text is written for those who are unfamiliar with the concept of major and minor scales. If you're already well versed in scales, feel free to skim or skip and head straight to the video.

Major and minor scales are the foundation of most of the music classical guitarists play. When creating this section of the course, I've chosen not to get too theoretical. Instead, I want to keep our focus on learning to play classical guitar. So, the video explains the very basics of major and minor Scales: each has seven different notes also called "tones". Please note that we're only focusing playing three major scales: C major, D major and A major and not discussing minor scales. For now, just know that minor scales exist, and you'll encounter them in the future.

When classical guitarists play scales (and all musicians) they serve as a great way to synchronize and improve both left hand and right hand classical guitar technique. In addition, they are "transposable". Again, this is explained in the video.