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7 Major Scales 5th Fret
Keep in mind this scale drill is all in sixteenth notes. Its important to keep each note even. Make sure you can count the even beats with each note. 1 e and a, 2 e and a, so on and so on.
Use alternate picking.
Don’t repeat the highest note in each scale.
This major scale exercise will help you better memorize the seven patterns of the major scale on the guitar. These patterns are the type of scale shapes that guitar students learn in music school, such as Berklee Collage Of Music, Musicians Institute etc. The idea here is to learn these shapes in every key without any position shifts. There are so many benefits to learning this style of scale playing, improve your alternate picking, and your coordination between your right and left hands, note recognition, scale knowledge, the list goes on and on. With the chords under each scale you can hear the modal tonalities as you move through the scales. Be patent with this, practice the patterns separately if you find that your having trouble with a particular scale.
Begin with the first pattern on the fifth fret. Play up and down the scale. Move right to pattern two, and then pattern three, and four. Once you get through all seven patterns, end on the fifth fret on the sixth string.
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