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How to Play, Understand & Figure Out All Scales – Part XLI


Jan 30, 2018 General, Intermediate Comments are off

C Augmented Scale

ALL scales repeat the same pattern up and down in tone. C major scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, B and C. Numbers are given to correspond to the major scale degrees or positions.

C Major Scale: C=1/Root, D=2nd, E=3rd, F=4th, G=5th, A=6th, B=7th, C=8th/octave.

C Augmented Scale: C=1/Root, Db=b2nd, E=3rd, G=5th G#=#5th, B=7, C=1/8 octave.

Memorize the C Augmented Scale note names and number formula.

C Augmented Scale – note names= C, Db, E, G, G#, B and C

C Augmented Scale – number formula= 1/R, b2nd, 3rd, 5th, #5th, 7th and root/8. 

C, Db, E,  F,  G#,  A,  C

1, b2, 3,  4,  #5,  A,  8/1   

Now play and say out loud as you play the C Augmented Scale.

Play the C note twice ascending and descending to memorize root note positions.

Create progressions using the C Augmented Scale Family of Chords.

Each note of the scale is harmonized in three note chords (every other note).

The note to note intervals are the same for all keys. This applies to any string, octave, position. Repeat this same process for bass, piano and any other instrument.

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