C Major Scale Harmonized

Harmonized scales are just that. The individual tones are each stacked with additional tones from the same scale to produce chordal sounds that are consistent with the respective scale. The diagrams below represent the harmonized scale with triads, in root and other inversions. If you visually combine the diagrams you can see how the full chords are constructed.

Please look at the table below and see the notes that are used to harmonize the C Major scale with triads. Each horizontal line shows the notes of the C Major scale in sequence. There are 12 tones on each line to allow the highlighting of the harmonized tones from C to the C an octave higher

Each horizontal line emphasizes the 3 notes that are used to build the triad for that particular tone. The first line shows the three notes that comprise the C Major triad; C, E, G. The second line shows the 3 tones of the D minor triad; D, F and A.

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C Major scale harmonized on EBG strings.


The following diagrams show the C Major harmonized scale from frets 3 to 10 and from 10 to 17. They are separated to allow a more clear view. These are followed by a complete 17 fret view.
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C Major Harmonized Scale