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Major Scale Patterns part 2

Following on from my previous article Major Scale Patterns Part 1 I’m going to show you three other Major scale patterns. It is recommended that you read that article first.

The first of these patterns is an alternative to the previous articles ‘E’ string based pattern.

The suggested fingers for this pattern are: 1st, 2nd , 3rd and 4th

‘R’ = root note

Click to enlarge images.

Major Scale 1 octave - Starting on Bottom 'E' string

Guitar neck strings bottom E notes

By starting the above Major scale pattern at the 3rd Fret gives us the ‘G Major’ scale.

Tabulature of this would be:

G Major Scale 1 Octave starting on E string - Tabulature

The two other patterns I’m going to show you start on the ‘A’ string.

Major Scale Pattern starting on A string - 1 Octave

In the above pattern:

The suggested fingers for this pattern are: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th

In the pattern below:

The suggested fingers for this pattern are: 1st, 2nd , 3rd and 4th

Major Scale 1 Octave starting on A string

By starting either pattern at the 3rd fret you will be playing the ‘C Major’ scale.

Notes on the 'A' string

Try:

Major Scale Pattern starting on A string - 1 Octave

Above pattern played at 3rd fret shown below in TAB

C Major Scale 1 octave starting on the A string

Major Scale 1 Octave starting on A string

Above pattern played at 3rd fret shown below in TAB:

C Major Scale 1 octave starting on A string

As previously stated in Major Scale Patterns Part 1 these patterns are movable.

By learning the notes of the guitar and being aware of the ‘R’ root note you can learn all your scales easily and without Tabulature or TAB.

:::Related Articles:::

Major Scale Patterns Part 1

Notes on the ‘E’ string

Notes on the ‘A’ string

Learning Barre Chord

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