Scales & Fingering - by Roline Thomas
In several of the popular gospel & Contemporay songs, the I, IV, V chords are often used, especially in the standard
hymns. These three chords are the major chords in every key. If you want to became a good musician, it is
important to learn and KNOW all the scales of all twelve keys and the chords. Fingering is important too! Here is a
picture showing proper finger numbering:
For the beginner, it is important to know all the scales of all twelve keys and the chords. Fingering is important too!
Here are right and left hand fingering (for single notes) to use when playing major scales. I've also included the
cooresponding chord for each note. Notice the I, IV, V are capitalized. This indicates that they are a major chord.
Your minor chords are in small caps, i, ii, iii, vi. The 7th chord (vii) is a diminished chord.
Learn to play your scales and chords first with your right hand, then with your left hand, and finally with BOTH