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How Electric Guitar Chords and Scales Are UsedWell, if you mean actually on the guitar, they are the building blocks of any song. The chords are the combinations of notes played in songs. Scales are mostly a practice routine, but you can build basic songs out of scales. On paper, scales and chords intstruct you where to put your hand on the guitar. For example





though the notes are progressing to diffent frets you would keep your hand on the G chord.

Scales can also be used to help write a guitar solo

A great way to learn about using scales and chords together is by listening to and learning 'little wing' by jimi hendrix. In this song, he plays chords, and then uses notes from scales (that relate to those chords) to form nice melodic parts.

scales can be used and improvised within to create scales and chords are chords, you just put them together in what ever way sounds good.

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