ChordBank, How to Play Chords on Guitar
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How scales work in ChordBank

ChordBank knows scales. Lots of them.

WHICH SCALES DOES CHORDBANK KNOW?

ChordBank can show you where the notes are on Major, Minor, Whole Tone, Pentatonic Major, Pentatonic Minor, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, Hexatonic Blues, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Locrian, Egyptian, and Persian scales. That’s a lot!

WHAT DO THE DOTS MEAN?

The square, blue dot always indicates the root of the scale, or the key in which you’re playing.

The circular dots get bigger as you go up from there.

So, for example, G Major has the following notes:

G-A-B-C-D-E-F#

The G, wherever you see it on the fretboard, will always be blue. The A will be the smallest circle, and the F# the largest circle. This will help you understand at a glance how the notes relate to one another.

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