We’ll still be using the same index-middle-ring-pinky pattern, but we’re gradually going to work our way up the fretboard, towards the body of the guitar. Guitar Exercise #2 – Lateral Chromatic Pattern. Simple isn’t it? chromatic scale. It uses chromatic thirds to create a really interesting sound. There are many ways to practice guitar scales, but this is a particularly good one because the chromatic notes give the scale an instant jazz sound.. Etude Op 25 No.6 – Chopin Fantasia in D Minor – Mozart. The Chromatic Scale. Another good example of chromatic scales is Mozart’s Fantasia in D minor. Each note is a half-step away from the next. Beginning on a ‘F’ playing all the notes on the keyboard until you reached the next ‘F’ would create an ‘F’ chromatic scale. In this video Gary will discuss and demonstrate what the chromatic scale is and how to use it to apply it to your guitar playing. Check it out below. This chromatic scale exercise is more laterally focused compared to the first. This pattern can mess with you a bit at first. Diatonic chords are built from notes of the major scale, so with these seven notes, we can build seven chords (C major, D minor, E minor, etc…). Example 1 is a good exercise that combines scales and chromatic notes.. This post features the tab for two chromatic scale exercises on the guitar. The chromatic scale is a 12 note scale that includes all the notes within the octave. The chromatic scale contains all 12 available pitches. To play it efficiently use positions 1, 5 and 9. A great example of using the chromatic scale in classical music is this fantastic piece by Chopin. Now that we know how the chromatic scale … More from Gary Heimbauer Gary's latest All Styles tutorials Example 1. Well it certainly is on the piano … but we’re supposed to be playing the guitar aren’t we? So for example, we can play the E chromatic scale starting on the open string E and playing every fret from 1 to 12. Most pop music is built from this approach to diatonic harmony, and that works fine. The example below is in the B Dorian mode, make sure you use the same principle on other scales and positions. Jump to the Chromatic Scale Exercises. This will include natural notes and accidentals.