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BEYOND OPEN STRING SCALES - FORM ONE

Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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2000

First of 5 lessons on this subject.

To execute playing of scales, begin with placing all the fingers simultaneously down together on each string on the proper fret so that your fingers will get a kinethestic feel of what is used where.

I refer to the shape of the scale pattern in this lesson as FORM ONE.

Use ONE finger per fret indicated, or used.

ABBREVIATIONS.

Each string is indicated with an "s" before and after the string number to avoid confusion with fret fingers.

Arabic numerals indicate the fret fingers.

Lower Case Roman Numerals indicate frets used.

Ex: s1s 2 ii = 1st string, 2nd finger, 2nd fret.

FORM ONE FINGERINGS.

STEP ONE.

s6s = 1 ii, 2 iii, 4 v.

s5s = 1 ii, 2 iii, 4 v.

s4s = 1 ii, 3 iv, 4 v.

s3s = 1 ii, 3 iv, 4 v.

s2s = 2 iii, 4 v.

s1s = 1 ii, 2 iii, 4 v.

Do this several times.

Next practice the scale with only the fret fingers.