A Major Scales
This major scale exercise is designed to help you better memorize the seven patterns of the major scale across the whole neck, in the key of A on the guitar.
We are working on alternate picking, right and left hand coordination, fretboard memorization, and learning not only the A major scale, but also the notes on the neck.
Begin with pattern six on the second fret. Play up and down the scale. Move to pattern seven from the fourth fret. Pattern one is on the fifth fret. Pattern two is starts on the seventh fret. Pattern three is on the ninth fret. Pattern four is played on the tenth fret, and pattern five is on the twelfth fret. Once you get to pattern five on the twelfth fret, move back to pattern four on the tenth fret. From there work your way back down the neck playing through each pattern.
We are working in sixteenth notes though the entire lesson.
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A Major Scales