The other day at my Guitar lesson with Joe, we talked about how related chords tie in with the Major scale.
I won’t cover everything that we talked about as there are a few things that still need to sink in, but one of the main takeaways I got was the Major key’s primary chord pattern.
Which goes like this…
Major – minor – minor – Major – Major – minor – diminished
Which also ties in with the Major scale formula.
This means if your playing in “A” your primary related chords would be…
A – Bm – C#m – D – E – F#m – G#dim – A
So my homework for the week was to write out all of the Scale Tone Chords in all Keys.
|F# Scale||F#||G#m||A#m||B||C#||D#||E#dim (Fdim)||F#|
|Gb Scale||Gb||Abm||Bbm||Cb (B)||Db||Ebm||Fdim||Gb|
- R = Root Note
- T = Tone
- St = Semitone
- M = Major
- m = minor
- b = flat
- # = sharp
- dim = diminished
Apart from playing them to make sure they are correct, I also used the “Alphabet rule” as a guide to make sure I was using every note letter in each of the scale patterns. The Alphabet rule is another great tip that I got from Barrett’s Guitar Fretboard Workbook.
If there is anything that you can see that I may have missed or have gotten wrong please let me know in the comments below.