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The Major Scale

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Now that you have a better understanding of how to approach the major scale, let's put it all together by having you demonstrate a few examples. Make sure you play all the example ascending and descending.

1. Try playing the major scale in OPEN POSITION using the C major Scale. See the pattern example in the INTRODUCTION section of this chapter if you need help remembering the notes of the scale.
2. Play the 3 Note Per String pattern from the following two notes on the Low E String: G, B. If you want a real challenge, try naming all the notes as you move up.
3. Demonstrate the major scale in the key of A; playing each first from the Low E string, and than from the A string.

This better understanding of how the major scale works and it's application sets a prime foundation for our lead guitar playing. Take the time to review each chapter, and expand each concepts content to better understand how each scale pattern can be used. So many variations and ideas in rock guitar simply derive from the major scale, and now we are ready to move on to a few other scale varieties.
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