Hello , everyone .
My name is welcome to uh in this episode , we'll be going through uh how to play the chromatic scale .
Now , uh there are a number of skills that we play on the guitar and on any other instrument uh scale is basically the basis , you know , uh on the basis of which the different compositions , improvisations are done .
Uh So the first step behind song compositions and improvisations and playing the guitar is understanding the basic skill .
That is what we call as the scale .
So uh first , we'll understand how the notes are structured and on the basis of that , we'll understand how do we play the chromatic scale on a single string , one individual string ?
And how do we play the chromatic scale coming down and playing on all the strings , usually western music .
Uh We use a simple chromatic scale that is 12 semitones played in succession , 12 semitones played in succession .
Which means as I explained in the earlier video , you start from C and you play all the half steps that's basically the semitone starting from C till you reach another C has basically 12 semitones .
Is what you play , which is called as a chromatic scale .
Now , whichever note you start from and you end on the same note playing the 12 nodes in between them to play a chromatic scale .
As simple as that , you can start from any , not start from C , you can start from D or E or any sharps or flats , but you have to end on the same note that basically 12 semitones played in succession what we call as a scale .
Now , so what we do here is we just try to play a simple E chromatic scale that is starting from the sixth open string that's E string .
In the first uh in case , if you're not aware of the names of open strings , uh you can refer to my first video lesson in which I've explained the names of all open strings .
Uh Now , the name of the sixth open string is E OK .
Now , how does this simple chromatic scale works ?
If you don't understand the chromatic scale , it becomes quite difficult to play all the major and the minor scales because the notes of the major and the minor are basically derived from the chromatic scale only .
So you have to understand for the chromatic scale very well .
It's quite simple .
Uh So what I'll do is I'll play the basic chromatic scale starting from the sixth open string that is e you can use the chromatic scale as your fingering exercise as well .
Now , uh the first node is E , there's an open string .
And what I do is after E comes F , that's basically half step forward from F from E sorry .
So if the six string is E , we hold the first rate of sixth open string that becomes F , that's half step forward from E will be F .
After F we have F sharp or G flat .
After that we have G , we have or a flat , I have a , a sharp or B flat B C because in between B and C , as I explained , we don't have any sharps or any flats .
After C I move to C# or D flat , D D sharp or E flat and back to E that's DD sharp or E flat .
And E so I started from E and I have to end on E in between them .
I've got 12 semitones .
So let's do it again .
Eff sharp , G flat , GG sharp , a flat , A , a sharp , P flat , BC C# D flat , DD sharp , E flat and E .
So these are the 12 notes that I have to play on string .
Number one , which you can obviously do for all the other strings .
Now the exercise the fingering pattern that we'll be using is simple 123 and 41234 , starting from the sixth open string .
So how do I move my fingers first ?
You play open ?
So let's play the simple chromatic scale starting from uh the sixth open string .
That is the E note .
Now you'll use uh finger number 123 and four to play this exercise .
Uh That's E mhm FFGG .
You move your index to a node A A sharp BC , you move your index to C# C# DD sharp E , these are the notes that you will play for E chromatic scale .
That is so that was e chromatic scale starting from uh string number six open .
Now , this chromatic scale I played only on string number six .
There is other way of playing the chromatic scale coming down from string number six to string .
Number one .
if you observe , I , I would be playing the same 12 nodes .
But now I'll be playing starting from six and I will move slowly towards string number one .
Now again , the exercises uh open 1234 , then fifth string , open 1234 , 4th string , open 1234 , 3rd string , open here .
There's an exception .
You play only three notes 123 .
Then I move to string number two , open 1234 and she number one , open 1234 , right hand , you have to use alternate picking .
Now you have to use a down and ups stroke , alternate down , up , down , up , down , up , down , up .
So let's play this exercise very slowly .
Open 1234 , open 1234 , open 1234 , open one three , open 1234 , open 1234 .
So I'm playing two sets of E chromatic scale E two E again E two E .
Uh So that's the E chromatic scale that I just played .
Uh similarly , you can play the chromatic scale for any note , start on that note .
And on the same note in between , you will have 12 semi toes , uh The chromatic scale is the basis for all the other major and the minor scales that will be learning and playing in future .
Uh So that was a video on chromatic scale .
Uh Hope you enjoyed it .
Uh Keep playing , keep practicing and keep exploring .
Thank you .