There are a couple different types of major guitar scales, but the diatonic and the pentatonic are the most common.
Diatonic means seven notes, as opposed to pentatonic, which means five notes.
Today’s lesson is on the diatonic major scale, and it really is an important scale.
Some tips for playing your guitar scales:
- Use alternate picking (down up down up down up) as it will increase your speed.
- Keep your fingers each lined up with a fret so you’re not moving around more than you need to.
- Use your fingertips wherever possible for good form.
Remember, all the major guitar scales also work together very well with their relative minor scales – something to keep in mind when you’re soloing. This particular lesson is in the key of G major, so that means that E minor would be the relative minor scale.
Major Guitar Scales Lesson:
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