The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – First Position – Lesson 52

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Level: Intermediate

The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – First Position – Lesson 52

In this lesson we go over the first scale position of the Major scale – 3 notes per string.

Syn’s Tips

After you get this memorized, try applying all of the techniques you’ve learned thus far like string skipping, bending, groups of three and four, etc. Play to the backing tracks and metronome at a slow speed or “tempo”. When you can really nail this stuff, speed up the tempo in slow increments.

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Connor Kelley
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Connor Kelley I'm curious as to why you use the second finger and not the third. Is there a particular reason for that?
Jonas H
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Jonas H Curious for this one too .. maybe it´s just to stretch the fingers? I don´t know, with the third finger it feels waaay more comfortable :/
Ryan Vega
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Ryan Vega So these are the 7 patterns of the Gmaj scale in order, if I started on A instead of G, would i still use the same order of patterns as if I started on The G, or would the patterns change?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. They are in order. So if you play pattern one starting on the 5th fret (A) - you would be playing an A major scale and the rest of the patterns would stay the same. You haven't got there yet - but these same patterns will be used in the Modes. VERY important to learn them! Good luck!
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