The Seven Positions of a Major Scale – First Position – Lesson 52 Brian Haner Sr. 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.