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Major Scales Pattern 3
This exercise is the third pattern for the major scale in twelve keys. This scale contains 1 2 4, 1 3, and 1 3 4 fingering patterns. The sixth string is a half step, whole step with the first, second, and fourth fingers. The fifth and fourth strings is a whole step half 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 half step, whole 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.
As an extra tip, think about this pattern as the third pattern of the major scale. When you learn modes, you can use this major scale pattern to play the Phrygian mode.
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