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Major Scale Pattern & Position: Lesson 8

 

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In this lesson we are looking at an A major scale with the root note A in the highest position. This means that the note A will be played by the pinky and even though the other notes of the scale are higher in pitch, they are played on lower frets. Therefore they are in lower positions on the fretboard.

This time when we move to the next octave we will use a variation on the 2nd pattern to continue directly across the fretboard. Again, note the shift in the pattern as we cross from the G string to the B string.

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