# Playing scales on one string

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06/08/2007 1:51 pm
I was wondering if anyone knew of any fingerings for playing scales on one string. I have been using the one finger approach but there has to be a way to play them faster on one string. Thanks.
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06/08/2007 2:39 pm
Originally Posted by: bunmiadefisayoI was wondering if anyone knew of any fingerings for playing scales on one string. I have been using the one finger approach but there has to be a way to play them faster on one string. Thanks.
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06/08/2007 2:39 pm
Originally Posted by: bunmiadefisayoI was wondering if anyone knew of any fingerings for playing scales on one string.

This tutorial shows one way to accomplish that technique:
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=287
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jlacharite
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06/09/2007 4:50 pm
Do some research on the step pattern of the major and minor scale

Maj = (t, t, s, t, t, t, s)
Min = (t, s, t, t, s, t, t)

Pick a starting note on the high E string, say the 3rd fret. Put your first finger on it. (t)=Tone, that means.....from your first finger (3rd Fret) move up 2 frets to the 5th Fret, (s)=Semi-Tone which means move up one fret (3rd to 4th Fret). Now connect all the notes together using the step pattern (3rd fret, 5th fret, 7th fret, 8th fret etc...)And off to the races you go....

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06/11/2007 2:45 pm
The way I learnt how to play scales on one string was through licks like such..

Tab with fingering above.

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E-12-0-10-0-8-0-7-0-10-0-8-0-7-0-5-0-8-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-7-0-5-0-3-0-2-0|
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b-1-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-3-0-5-0-7-0-8-0-5-0-7-0-8-0-10-0-7-0-8-0-10-0-12-0|
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Just mess around with it find your own little licks and patterns Good luck. ;)

This may not be the best suggestion as I'm certainly no teacher.
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