Learn the Major Scale and Joy to the World! - Andrew Koblick, Amazing Guitar
Now that the holidays are upon us I am teachng my local students some Christmas carols.
One song I love to teach is Joy to the World.
the reason I love this is because it is also a great way to learn the major scale frontwards and backwards.
The scale is played using this fingering:
1 - Do = Low E string - 3rd Fret - 2nd finger
2 - Re = E string - 5th Fret - 4th Finger
3 - Mi = A String - 2nd Fret - 1st finger
4 - Fa = A string - 3rd Fret - 2nd finger
5 - So = A string - 5th Fret - 4th Finger
6 - La = D String - 2nd Fret - 1st finger
7 - Ti = D String - 4th Fret - 3rd finger
8 - Do = D String - 2nd Fret - 4th finger
Joy to the World is simply:
8 7 6
5 4 3
Joy to the World
5 6 6 7 7 8
Now see if you can find the rest of the notes.
You still have a couple of weeks!
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