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What guitar scales go with what chords?

Similar to soloing over a key, you can use the major and minor scales to solo over chords. The major scale can be used over major chords, and the minor scale can be used over minor chords. Both scales, however are considered modes using the names, Ionian and Aeolian respectively.

Can a chord be built on any note of the scale?

Every scale contains hosts of possible chord combinations, just as every 3 or 4-note chord is contained within several scales.

What are the notes in a guitar riff?

The riff was originally played on an acoustic guitar in the key of G, with a low to medium tempo. All you need is the knowledge of your major scale notes in the key of G, and you can play the notes of this four-bar riff. The note sequence for the 1st bar is G, A, B, G, while notes C, E, D, B, are played in the 2nd bar.

What makes a good riff for a beginner guitar player?

Riffs can either be entirely composed of chords (usually power chords), melodic notes, or a combination of both. As a beginner, you might find it challenging knowing which one to try out first. Depending on where you are in your learning process, you might find that you’re more comfortable with either chords or scale notes.

What kind of scale do I need to learn to play guitar?

A pentatonic scale is a popular five-note scale that you’ll need to know for riffs, solos and melodies, especially for rock and blues. For the A minor pentatonic scale, it’s a snap to learn in two octaves in the fifth position, and it helps you with your fret-hand strength.

Which is the best chord for a riff?

The best chord will be the one that has the most notes that appear in a section of your riff, which is known as chord tones. Each section contains chord tones that will provide you with a chord that goes best within the section.