The Major Scale Song

The Major Scale Song

A key is a harmonic system based on a scale:

G – A – B –  C – D – E – F# – G

Here are seven chords and scales:


Reorganizing the scales into “Natural Order.” 


Practice Study:

Natural Order harmonization shows how Subdominant, Dominant and Tonic chords function. You can hear parts of the progression in the “Prelude in C” by Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier” and in Jerome Kern’s, “All the Things You Are.”

From the book, “Straight Ahead Jazz For Banjo” by Pat Cloud