Are you interested in learning how to play your major scales? Then you've come to the right place. 50% of all songs you're probably going to play will be in a major key. So why not understand the music theory behind what makes those songs so great. This course was designed to teach a you how to play any major scale, pentatonic scale, or major chord tones in any key anywhere on the neck. This material is absolutely essential to becoming a good guitar player.
Some Reviews from Out Students:
Excellent course- easy to follow! - Chris
Professionally done and presented in a method that can be understood by students. - Roy
I’m new to the theory of music, but it’s been wonderful to learn everything in this course about the major scale. I think that it’s a well structured course - Anthony
This is a very good course if you are looking for a thorough understanding of scales. Chris is an excellent Skype teacher as well. Highly recommend the class and the instructor. - Paul
Awesome class! This class will give ANYONE all the building blocks they will need to start understand music! - Steven
For someone like me who is new to playing guitar, these lessons are easy to understand and very helpful. The instructor gives clear information and even answers questions very quickly. The videos hold my attention and I'm able to follow along! These lessons are much more convenient because I can do them from home. - Cassie
Chris is my online guitar teacher and is extremely knowledgeable about guitar. This course has me dreaming of scales when I'm not playing (ha) and he does a great job explaining everything. I could really only play chords before, but am looking forward to increasing my skills to be able to ad lib and do more solos, etc. Highly recommend the course! - Amy
Really appreciate Chris's down-to-earth nature and straightforward approach. I highly recommend his Skype guitar lessons too; he got me from absolute beginner to strumming basic chords in no time. Thanks! - Elise
The instruction is detailed and thorough and the information is made very clear! I am absolutely loving this course! It's awesome to be able to get good, solid guitar instruction for such an unbelievably reasonable cost! - Julie
I've yet to finish all the videos, but am slowly working my way through them and practicing as I go. I have a much better understanding of music in general with this course and how it relates to guitar playing and becoming a well rounded, knowledgeable player. - Leilani
What will you learn in this course?
- The music theory behind the major scale
- How to create major scales going up the neck and across the neck
- How to ready my circle of 5ths chart
- How to play the major scale in any key anywhere on the neck
- How to play the major pentatonic scale in any key anywhere on the neck
- How to play the major chord tones in any key anywhere on the neck
- Great practice techniques for these scales
Bonus book just added for 2019!
- A digital copy (PDF) of my scales book called "Basic Scales A study of the Ionian and Aeolian Scales". The book is 85 pages long and has charts for the following
- major scales all over the neck in all 12 keys
- major pentatonic scales all over the neck in all 12 keys
- major chord tones all over the neck in all 12 keys
- minor scales all over the neck in all 12 keys
- minor pentatonic scales all over the neck in all 12 keys
- minor chord tones all over the neck in all 12 keys
Why should you buy my course?
- My name is Chris Rupp and I'm the founder of the Guitar Training Camp.
- I've been teaching guitar full time for over 18 years.
- I have taught more then 30,000 individual private guitar lessons.
- I teach guitar students online all over the world.
- I have a bachelors of music degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music where I studied with some of the best guitar players on earth.
- I created a successful line of guitar instruction DVDs that sold very well and garnered the attention of the "As Seen on TV" folks.
- I love teaching guitar and helping students become better musicians through the guitar.
- I will answer your personal questions and help you with learning the material in this course.
Why should I take your course and not just learn from YouTube?
You can try to learn guitar from YouTube but eventually you'll figure out there's so many videos out there is very hard to put the information together in a coherent way. I have students come to me all the time that are tired of watching random guitar videos on YouTube and don't know how to put the information together. With my course you will get a systematic way of learning your major scales.
Do I have to be a great guitar player to benefit from this course?
No! This course is more geared towards beginner and intermediate players. There's a lot of information in this course so take you're time learning the material. You will have full lifetime access to the course.
StartWhat is a pentatonic scale (3:17)
PreviewMajor pentatonic scale position 1 (3:36)
Start10 Licks in Major Pentatonic Position 1 (15:25)
StartMajor pentatonic scale position 2 (4:34)
StartMajor pentatonic scale position 3 (4:06)
StartMajor pentatonic scale position 4 (3:38)
StartMajor pentatonic scale position 5 (3:54)
StartHow to practice the major pentatonic scale (10:59)
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Chris is hands down the best guitar teacher that I have worked with over the past 20 years of playing. I have been taking Skype lessons with him over the past few months and my playing has progressed tremendously. The secret to Chris' success is that he understands music theory so well that he can help you apply meaningful theory based techniques without overwhelming you with details. However, if details are your thing don't hesitate to drill in deeper with him. Also, Chris goes above and beyond to ensure my time in between lessons will be productive and enjoyable. Finally, and maybe most importantly, Chris is fun to learn with and I don't recall a lesson where we weren't laughing out loud about something. I like Skype Guitar Lessons for the convenience, but GuitArmy and Chris will keep me hooked on the concept for many months to come.
- Mark Stegura
I'm a working professional, and have been taking guitar lessons with Chris for several year now. My understanding of the guitar, and ability to play have improved dramatically ever since I've taken classes with Chris. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument, and his accessible style of teaching make learning a true pleasure. Chris also works very hard to fit lessons into my schedule - which has been absolutely wonderful. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Chris for many years to come.
Student Testimonial (Beginner Guitar Lessons - 10 Lessons)
Hi Chris, thanks so much for reaching out! I'm about half way through lesson 10 of your Beginner lessons via GuitArmy, so I was researching more of your teaching, and what's next... and found your GuitArmy! I've gotta tell ya, something about your explanations, your method of teaching, and the detailed resources provided, you've connected so many dots for me -- it's appreciated beyond words! I'm mostly self-taught, regret that I started so late in life, and have tried other online resources, but yours has been the most comprehensive! As a corporate facilitator to adult learners myself, I just wanted to express my gratitude!
I've always wanted to learn the guitar but I couldn't commit to actually driving to and attending a class every week. Chris makes it so easy and convenient with the Skype lessons. He's a great instructor and I'm learning so quickly! My goal is to learn Hotel California in six months and with GuitArmy, I have no doubt that I will.
My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of GuitArmy. I am currently teaching live Zoom lessons to students all over the world and creating online guitar courses. I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 20 years. I have taught more than 35,000 individual guitar lessons and have more than 23,000 students that have taken my online courses.