Lead Primer: Basic Scales

Led Zeppelin Style Chords and Scales Riff

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Jimmy Page would often mix chords and scales to add color to his playing and fill out the sound of Led Zeppelin. Here’s a way he might use this technique.

Neil Young Style Chords and Scales Riff

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Here’s another riff to practice combining chords and scales. This time it’s in the style of acoustic legend Neil Young

Grateful Dead Style Chords and Scales Riff

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Today we’ll be diving into a new approach – combining chord strumming and melodic scale picking. To practice, we’ve got an awesome Grateful Dead riff for you!

“Joy to the World”

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To get further practice with the G major scale we’re going to learn this classic Christmas melody. Have fun guys!

Open G Major Scale

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Time to learn a new scale! This time, it’s the G major scale. Same overall sound, just a different key center.

“Ode to Joy”

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In this lesson we’re going to take a look at Beethoven’s timeless melody “Ode to Joy” in order to get practice with our C major scale.

“God Save the Queen”

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We’re looking at songs that use notes out of the C major scale, and today we’re looking at the British national anthem “God Save the Queen”

Open C Major Scale

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Today we learn our first scale, an open C major scale. Countless songs have been written using these seven notes so let’s get going!

How To Read Scale Diagrams

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Today we begin your endless journey into the world of lead guitar. Our first step in this quest is to understand scale diagrams, so let’s get to it!