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The C Major Scale – Lesson 9

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Garage band Groupie
Nov 30, 2019
I didn't really find a different way besides thinking of lookin at the tab like this:
0 2 3
0 2
0 1


Free Bird Player
Dec 20, 2019
Not easy to memorise in usable fashion over the entire fretboard. I memorise the major scale taking the root as the reference point and then two patterns - one either side. Take the C note on the 5th string.

To the left we have the "open position pattern" which runs C to C over 4 strings and to the right we have the C (5th string 3rd fret) to C (3rd string 5th fret) over 3 strings.

When you reach the end of one you can run the other shape off the octave.

Calvin Phillips

Music Theory Bragger
Nov 11, 2019
One thing I've gotten better st is finding the areas where I can play as much as possible. And play up octaves with out moving as much as I used to.

The middle of the board has become a favourite for me.

cynthia kiio

Free Bird Player
Nov 11, 2019
Starting this exercise with fingers in the shape of a C chord makes it a tad bit easier to remember.
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Conor Mason

Garage band Groupie
Nov 11, 2019
Hermitage, Pennsylvania- USA
This is such a foundational scale! There are many riffs and licks in music that are played with this scale. One riff is the intro to 'Tucker's Town' by Hootie and the Blowfish. This is the basic 'do, re, mi' scale. I also try to find the notes in every position possible as I learn scales. This one has a handy open position to start with. Finding music to practice the scale with helps me cement it into my mind and makes it a lot more fun to apply it in a real lick versus just practicing the scalar exercises constantly.

Eric Fil

New Student
Nov 11, 2019
It's funny how the C major chord fits like a glove into this open C major scale. It outlines the chord. Really cool! If you play the whole open position scale from the low E to high E string as most sources teach you, it's not as obvious.
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William Byerley

Local Dive Bar Favorite
Nov 11, 2019
Nether Worlds
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I've noticed at least 10 different gestures sounds that he tries to communicate to me, and he responds to clicks and whistles. I don't talk much so he kind of get weird when I talk to him
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