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Chromatic Intervals in One Position Rooted On The E String

 

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Visualizing Chromatic Scale Patterns Series 4

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In this lesson we will look at every possible interval in one position. By assigning a note on the bottom E string as the Root Note or First, or 1st Scale Degree we then automatically generate a system of intervals related to that note. In this case we are assigning the note A on the fifth fret of the bottom E string as the Root Note. This means that we can now look at every other note on the guitar fretboard as some distance or interval from that root note.

If A is the Root Note, then:

  • A-sharp (or B-flat) is a flat 2nd.
  • B is a 2nd.
  • C is a minor 3rd.
  • C-sharp (or D-flat) is a major 3rd.
  • D is a 4th.
  • D-sharp (E-flat) is a flat 5th (or sharp 4th).
  • E is a 5th.
  • F is a minor 6th.
  • F-sharp (or G-flat) is a major 6th.
  • G is a minor 7th.
  • G-sharp (or A-flat) is a major 7th.

    Using this method of visualization we can not only see any given chromatic interval as a possible scale degree.

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