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Major Scale Patterns Introduction

 

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Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 2

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In this tutorial we will look at a way of visualizing major scale fretboard patterns and intervals on the guitar. We will use the E major scale on sets of two adjacent strings. We will visualize the E major scale in patterns that result in 3 notes per string on 2 adjacent strings. We will do this in three octaves (lower, middle and higher) that cover the entire range of the guitar. There will be a lot of backing track play along exercises to practice the ideas.

If we stretch the major scale out on one string we can cover an octave in a linear pattern. If we use the next adjacent string along with the first string we can play six note groupings of the scale. This winds up being a very efficient way of visualizing and playing the scale across the fretboard.

Here are more tutorials covering different aspects of visualizing, playing and using fretboard scale patterns.

Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 1
Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 3
Visualizing Fretboard Patterns Series 4

This is a great tool for use in any genre of music.