G MAJOR & E MINOR SCALE

The G major, and E minor scales are now in 2 octave shapes. Notice how G major and E minor use the same notes but use a different root. This is called the relative major and minor.

Play the G major scale (***) over this track.

Play the G major scale over Blowing In The Wind following the chords

Play the E minor scale (***) over this track.

Play the E minor scale over Ride On following the chords

G MAJOR & E MINOR PENTATONIC SCALE

If we remove the notes C and F# out of our G major and E minor scale, we get a new 5 note (Pentatonic) scale. G major pentatonic sounds like the intro to the song “My Girl”. The scales are used quite a lot in styles like rock, blues, country and many more.

G major pentatonic scale (**)

Once you learn the scale, now try to improvise over the track above.

E minor pentatonic scale (**)

Once you learn the scale, now try to improvise over the track above.