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Major Scales Pattern 2
Use alternate picking.
With wide stretches, it’s a good idea to make sure your thumb in placed in the middle of the back of the neck.
Think about this pattern as the second pattern of the major scale. When you learn modes, you can use this pattern to play the dorian mode.
Learning the major scale patterns is an important task. Once you know the seven major scale patterns, you can move them around the neck to play in any key. This exercise is the second pattern for the major scale in twelve keys. The general shape of this scale is a 1 3 4 fingering pattern. The sixth string is played with the first, third, and fourth fingers, with a whole step half step pattern. The fifth and fourth strings is a whole step with the first, third, and fourth fingers. The third string is a whole step with the first and third fingers. The second and first string string is a whole step, half step pattern with the first, third, and fourth fingers.
This exercise starts on the first fret, play up and back down the scale. Don’t repeat the fourth finger on the first string, just go back down the scale. When you get to the bottom of the scale, shift to the second fret and repeat. Work your way one fret at a time up to the twelfth fret. From there shift back to the eleventh fret and work your way back down the neck. The whole thing ends on the sixth string, first fret, first finger.
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