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Six Essential Scales - Ionian/Major QuickStart Scale Shapes

Ionian/Major, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

PUBLISHED: Feb 7, 2013 UPDATED: Feb 7, 2013 • VIEWS: 22 • LESSON CODE: UL04-QS-IONs

Instruments: ukulele Subjects: scales

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Six Essential Scales - Ionian/Major QuickStart Scale Shapes

QuickStart scale shapes summary for Ionian/Major, one of the six essential scales that every ukulele player should know.

The scale formula for this scale, based on the major scale is:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8.

All scale and chord formula are based on their corresponding major scale.

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