dansm's guitar scale lessons
realaudio chord progressions
the major scale
the best way to learn soloing is to practice it. my realaudio pages will help you do this. this page contains a major-scale chord progression repeated many times and recorded as a realaudio file (28.8 kbps). if you don't have a realaudio player, click here to download one free. i hope you find this page useful! please e-mail me with comments about this or any of my pages!

the first three realaudio files are a simple i-iv-v-i progression in different keys (see my chord theory page for more information on this chord notation and helpful chord theory). each chord takes up two measures, so you have plenty of time to develop an idea over one chord. after that, the progressions get a bit more complex: other chords are added, bass runs occur, and the chords only take up one measure. this is more like what you may see in a song. however, it is best to develop technique over the easy progressions and then graduate to the harder ones.




major scale realaudio stream 1
key of g

this file contains the following chord progression:
g	c	d	g

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major scale realaudio stream 2
key of d

this file contains the following chord progression:
d	g	a	d

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major scale realaudio stream 3
key of a

this file contains the following chord progression:
a	d	e	a

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major scale realaudio stream 4
key of g

this file contains the following chord progression:
g	d	c	d
g	c	am  d7  g

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major scale realaudio stream 5
key of g

this file contains the following chord progression:
g  g/f#  em        am  c/b  c
g        em        am       d

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major scale realaudio stream 6
key of e

this file contains the following chord progression:
e	a	b	e
a	f#m	b7	e

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major scale realaudio stream 7
key of d

this file contains the following chord progression:
d	bm	g	 bm  a 
d	bm	g  d/f#  a   a7

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major scale realaudio stream 8
key of a

this file contains the following chord progression:
a	d	e	      
a	d	bm  f#m  e  e7

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to get the most out of playing these progressions, save the files and then play them over and over, trying different modes and patterns over them. you will begin to understand what sounds good over what chords and what notes to hit when. but it won't come overnight; you need to practice!!! enjoy this, use it, and keep playin' !
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