3rds and 6ths visualized

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jggonzalez230

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Hello everyone,

I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

All over the internet, you can find diagrams of scale patterns and chords. However, here on guitar tricks or anywhere else online, I have not seen patterns that just highlight patterns by intervals.

For instance the A major scale shown, but highlighting all third intervals in the scale. Then I could take that pattern and practice it in every key. Also, I'm referring to all of the thirds relative to one another, not just the root and the root's third. Does anyone know where such a resource could be found? Thanks!

#1

Hello everyone,

I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

All over the internet, you can find diagrams of scale patterns and chords. However, here on guitar tricks or anywhere else online, I have not seen patterns that just highlight patterns by intervals.

For instance the A major scale shown, but highlighting all third intervals in the scale. Then I could take that pattern and practice it in every key. Also, I'm referring to all of the thirds relative to one another, not just the root and the root's third. Does anyone know where such a resource could be found? Thanks!

DavesGuitarJourney

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It might be a really good exercise if you were to create your own diagrams. As a visual learner that might really help you absorb the knowledge. It sounds like you understand the theory well enough that you might be able to do this?

I don't know if what you are looking for exists or not - to be honest it is more advanced than where I am at this point. If there is something like that then hopefully someone will be able to point it out - I'm lookin' at you, Mr. Schlegel.

Good luck,

Dave...

It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.

#2

It might be a really good exercise if you were to create your own diagrams. As a visual learner that might really help you absorb the knowledge. It sounds like you understand the theory well enough that you might be able to do this?

I don't know if what you are looking for exists or not - to be honest it is more advanced than where I am at this point. If there is something like that then hopefully someone will be able to point it out - I'm lookin' at you, Mr. Schlegel.

Good luck,

Dave...

It takes as long as it takes unless you quit - then it takes forever and you will never get there.

ChristopherSchlegel

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Joined: 08/09/05

Posts: 7689

Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230
I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

That's an interesting observation. I've done tutorials on guitar harmony (including 3rds & 6ths), but the patterns are all in the notation or tab.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1965

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2000

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2014

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2121

You might get a lot from these tutorials on harmonizing the major & minor scales.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2387

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2393

I have this tutorial that explicitly uses 6ths in a scale pattern.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=22937

There are a lot of diagrams in my collection on triads & inversions that might be beneficial. and you could probably use those to figure out the pattern you are looking for.

https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions

And this tutorial has some great images that show all the scale degrees in every possible configuration.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=462

But, the bottom line is that I don't of any fretboard images of only 3rds or 6ths! I'll make one & post it here later this weekend. :)

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#3

Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230
I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

That's an interesting observation. I've done tutorials on guitar harmony (including 3rds & 6ths), but the patterns are all in the notation or tab.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=1965

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2000

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2014

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2121

You might get a lot from these tutorials on harmonizing the major & minor scales.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2387

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=2393

I have this tutorial that explicitly uses 6ths in a scale pattern.

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=22937

There are a lot of diagrams in my collection on triads & inversions that might be beneficial. and you could probably use those to figure out the pattern you are looking for.

https://www.guitartricks.com/collection/triads-and-inversions

And this tutorial has some great images that show all the scale degrees in every possible configuration.

https://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=462

But, the bottom line is that I don't of any fretboard images of only 3rds or 6ths! I'll make one & post it here later this weekend. :)

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

ChristopherSchlegel

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Posts: 7689

Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
I'm lookin' at you, Mr. Schlegel.

Ha! And here I am.

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#4

Originally Posted by: DavesGuitarJourney
I'm lookin' at you, Mr. Schlegel.

Ha! And here I am.

Christopher Schlegel
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Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230

I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

I found these exercises that Ben did on playing the A minor scale in 3rds!

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=12745&s_id=661

I cover 3 ways to visualize the major scale across the guitar in this tutorial.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=453

Using the diagrams in one of those lessons I thought of a way to show 3rds. I took one of the patterns.

uploaded image

Copied the diagram & highlighted 3rds in one octave.

uploaded image

Then did the whole pattern using different colors for different octaves of the pattern.

uploaded image

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#5

Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230

I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

I found these exercises that Ben did on playing the A minor scale in 3rds!

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=12745&s_id=661

I cover 3 ways to visualize the major scale across the guitar in this tutorial.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=453

Using the diagrams in one of those lessons I thought of a way to show 3rds. I took one of the patterns.

uploaded image

Copied the diagram & highlighted 3rds in one octave.

uploaded image

Then did the whole pattern using different colors for different octaves of the pattern.

uploaded image

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

jggonzalez230

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Wow! This is amazing. Thanks so much for going out of your way to make these. All of these resources and the lessons you linked to are just what I'm looking for right now. This is so helpful. Thanks a ton!

Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel
Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230

I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

I found these exercises that Ben did on playing the A minor scale in 3rds!

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=12745&s_id=661

I cover 3 ways to visualize the major scale across the guitar in this tutorial.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=453

Using the diagrams in one of those lessons I thought of a way to show 3rds. I took one of the patterns.

uploaded image

Copied the diagram & highlighted 3rds in one octave.

uploaded image

Then did the whole pattern using different colors for different octaves of the pattern.

uploaded image

Hope that helps!

#6

Wow! This is amazing. Thanks so much for going out of your way to make these. All of these resources and the lessons you linked to are just what I'm looking for right now. This is so helpful. Thanks a ton!

Originally Posted by: ChristopherSchlegel
Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230

I am diving deeper into theory and practical application on the guitar. Right now I'm focusing on learning how to harmonize lead lines with 3rd and 6th intervals. My issue is that I'm a very visual learner, so I would like to see some diagrams.

I found these exercises that Ben did on playing the A minor scale in 3rds!

https://www.guitartricks.com/lesson.php?input=12745&s_id=661

I cover 3 ways to visualize the major scale across the guitar in this tutorial.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=453

Using the diagrams in one of those lessons I thought of a way to show 3rds. I took one of the patterns.

uploaded image

Copied the diagram & highlighted 3rds in one octave.

uploaded image

Then did the whole pattern using different colors for different octaves of the pattern.

uploaded image

Hope that helps!

ChristopherSchlegel

Guitar Tricks Instructor

Joined: 08/09/05

Posts: 7689

Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230

Wow! This is amazing. Thanks so much for going out of your way to make these. All of these resources and the lessons you linked to are just what I'm looking for right now. This is so helpful. Thanks a ton!

You're welcome!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

#7

Originally Posted by: jggonzalez230

Wow! This is amazing. Thanks so much for going out of your way to make these. All of these resources and the lessons you linked to are just what I'm looking for right now. This is so helpful. Thanks a ton!

You're welcome!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory