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chromatic scale

in this lesson we’ll learn the chromatic scale. we will learn it in small clusters on the D string. once you can play it on the D string you can play it on the other three strings.

1st cluster: D0-L1-1
2nd cluster: D1-L2-2
3rd cluster: D2-3-L4-A0
chromatic scale on D: D0-L1-1-L1-D2-3-L4-A0
once you get it on D try it on the other three strings.

if you can play this scale, then you are prepared to play practically any fiddle tunes because you have all the finger positions.

this scale contains all twelve notes of western harmony. interesting fact: while there are twelve major scales, (one for each note or pitch in western harmony) there is only one chromatic scale.


 

 

related videos

if you have not learned and practiced low 1st finger, low 2nd finger, low 4th finger, and raised 3rd finger, I recommend doing these lesson videos first:

low second finger
low first finger
raised third
low fourth finger

 

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