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Helpful Patterns For Learning Scales

David Coffin (144) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
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As I've worked with learning major scales and modes, using both 4-fret patterns and 3-note-per-string patterns, I've observed a really interesting pattern that has made the whole learning process go much faster. I asked myself what the major scale looked like on any two adjacent strings that are a fourth apart, such as 6/5, 5/4, 4/3, or 2/1. It turns out that it is a combination of two simple patterns laid end to end, with no gaps. Here's the first pattern: