Watch the Intervals: 2nds online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar

1. In this segment we concentrate on harmonizing the major scale with 2nds. Our starting points are D at the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and the open E string. We will play 4 beats per interval.

2. This interval may sound dissonant to you, but when you hear it in the context of a full chord, it has a pleasing sound.

3. Next I demonstrate on the 2nd and 3rd strings, with our starting points of A on the 3rd string at the 2nd fret and the open B string. You will notice that there is not as much of a stretch for these strings. That is because these strings are tuned a 3rd rather than a 4th apart.

4. On the video I make up a musical idea using this harmony. Listen to what I play and answer me with your idea.