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Pattern 1 Major Scales Intervals Of 3rds 5 Keys
Use alternate picking.
Play everything as evenly as possible.
Three note per string major scale patterns are one of the important keys to unlocking the guitar fretboard.
This interval exercise is an awesome way to help you learn the notes in each scale, and on your fretboard, as well as a more interesting way to practice scales overall.
This is the first pattern of the major scale, three notes per string, played in intervals of thirds. We will be covering five keys with this, and we will be using pattern 1 of the major scale. This version of the scale pattern is all three notes per string.
The best way to keep track of how this pattern works is to think of it as thirds from every note in the scale. Keep in mind here that you are playing the major scale in two octaves. You want to think an interval of a third above each note, so for example starting from B, it is B to D#, then move to the second note in the scale and play C# to E, then D# jumps to F# and so on. This gives you a cascading type of sound through the scale that can be used in any solo, or melody line.
Playing through this use straight alternate picking, down, up, down, up. Alternate picking is always a challenge, but even more so when your playing in a intervalic setting like this one.
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