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Watch the Turn Major Scales Into Chords online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 6: Soloing Principles

Turn Major Scales Into Chords - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Fareed Haque and is sourced from Bebop Improv Survival Guide.


Any scale can be turned into chords. Any scale - really!

Since chords in our western musical system are usually built in 3rds, we usually start by building chords on each degree of a scale by 'Stacking Thirds'. Of course we can also build chords by stacking 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 2nds or any interval you choose...they just aren't that practical tho some are verty beautiful! Once you have a handle on the chords built in 3rds by all means EXPLORE!