Here’s another great exercise to really let each scale shape sink in. Here we play diatonic triads on each of the notes of the scale. I try to keep every triad limited to the shape of my scale shape to really get the most milage out of each scale shape. I only go through the C Shape Major Scale in the key of D. The diatonic triads in the key of D are:

D – Em – F#m – G – A – Bm – C#dim

To find out more about the chord numbers follow this link: Transposing (Chords as Numbers)?! | UGT 5/8

Try these out with all of the shapes of the Major, Minor Mixolydian, Dorian, Lydian Dominant, Harmonic Minor… well every scale! I have a “Play Along” of each shape of the major scale available too.

-Related Lessons-

0:34 – Major Scale Intervals | 3rds
0:34 – Major Scale Shapes | CO 7/10
0:51 – Building Chords?! | UGT 2/8
1:29 – Transposing (Chords as Numbers)?! | UGT 5/8
3:59 – Minor Scale Shapes | CO 8/10
3:59 – Lydian Dominant Scale (Whole Neck!)
3:59 – Mixolydian (Dominant) Scale (Whole Neck!)
3:59 – Dorian Scale (Whole Neck)


 CAGED Scale ShapesMixolydianDorianLydian DominantHarmonic Minor & Diatonic Triad Exercise