Course

Mixing Major Scales and Arpeggios

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In this course I will show how to combine major scales and diatonic arpeggios.  Let’s first look at what a diatonic arpeggio is.

Take the  C major scale: C D E F G A B , you can build chords from each degree of the scale by stacking thirds on top of each other.  Start on the first note C and then move up it in thirds, meaning that you skip every alternating note: C D E F G A B

To get more notes for your chord, just keep adding thirds on top.

Starting from C  we’ll have  C E G B which give us Cmaj7,

Starting from D  we’ll get D F A C which is Dm7

etc.

Degree I II III IV V VI VII
C SCALE C D E F G A B
CHORDS Cmaj7 Dm7 Em7 Fmaj7 G7 Am7 Bm7(b5)
NOTES C E G B D F A C E G B D F A C E G B D F A C E G B D F A

In This Course You’re Going to Learn:

  • Major scales
  • Arpeggios
  • How to combine scales and arpeggios

Ready to get into it? Let’s jump in!