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Major Scales Pattern 7
You can use this pattern to play the Locrian mode. This is the mode that you can use to solo over a minor seventh chord with a flatted fifth degree. Am7b5, Dm7b5, etc.
Use alternate picking for this entire exercise.
This exercise is the seventh pattern for the major scale in twelve keys. This scale contains 1 2 4, 1 3 4, and 2 4 fingering patterns. The sixth, and fifth strings are a half step, then whole step, with the first, second, and fourth fingers. The fourth and third strings are a whole step, then half step with the first, third, and fourth fingers. The second string is a whole step with the second, and fourth fingers. The first string is a half step, whole step pattern with the first, second, 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 seventh pattern of the major scale. When you learn modes, you can use this pattern to play the Locrian mode. This is the mode that you can use to solo over a minor seventh chord with a flatted fifth degree. Am7b5, Dm7b5, etc.
Use alternate picking.
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