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Visualizing Patterns, Series 3: Lesson 1

 

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Visualizing Minor Scale Patterns Series 3

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In this tutorial we will look at a way of visualizing minor scale fretboard patterns and intervals on the guitar. We will use the E minor scale on sets of two adjacent strings. We will visualize the E minor scale in patterns that result in 3 notes per string on 2 adjacent strings. We will do this in three octaves (lower, middle and higher) that cover the entire range of the guitar.

If we stretch the minor scale out on one string we can cover an octave in a linear pattern. If we use the next adjacent string along with the first string we can play six note groupings of the scale. This winds up being a very efficient way of visualizing and playing the scale across the fretboard.

Here are more tutorials covering different aspects of visualizing, playing and using fretboard scale patterns.

Visualizing Fretboard Scale Patterns Series 1

Visualizing Major Scale Patterns Series 2

Visualizing Minor Scale Patterns Series 3

Visualizing Chromatic Scale Patterns Series 4

This is a great tool for use in any genre of music.

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