Major Guitar Scales and key Signatures

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Major Guitar Scales and Key Signatures

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In the last lesson we covered the major guitar scales and guitar scale construction. We also covered the construction of the major, minor, diminished and augmented triads within the major scale. I mentioned key signatures, tonic, subdominant and dominant chords. What I would like to do, is take everything we've covered one step further. The first topic we'll cover is the key signature and constructing major guitar scales.

Have you ever wondered what the sharp # and flat symbol stood for at the beginning of each staff? Look at the illustration below and notice that it shows 1 (sharp #).

The flat and sharp symbols you see at the beginning of the sheet music signifies the key the music was based in. 

To make this more understandable we need to construct the key of G major.

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