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

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

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.

Lesson Comments

Please sign up or sign in to interact on this post.
Keenan Borgerson
Comment hidden. Show this comment
Keenan Borgerson I learned how to do economy picking before I even learned scales so whenever I do these scales I end on an upstroke instead of a downstroke.😁😁
Avery Slayton
Comment hidden. Show this comment
Avery Slayton I think a good point to make here is that these patterns are going to be repeated for every key and mode. Context is everything in this regard. For now just try to think of it as starting on the different notes of the G major scale or Ionian mode. As they talk about with the caged system, the patterns are finite. We recycle them for all of our keys.
Ryan Vega
Comment hidden. Show this comment
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.
Reply hidden. Show this reply
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!
load 1 more comment
Yes No