this lesson, I'm going to look at a G Major scale.
We're going to be playing three notes per string. Quite
a bit of a stretch on the E and the A string,
so it's a good little finger exercise as well as another
way of being able to play our G Major scale spreading
over a little bit more of the neck. So, let's take a look
so we starting with our first finger on the third fret of
the E string, and we're playing the notes G,
A, B. Notice how I'm using 1, 3 and then stretching
down a string, the same pattern 1, 3, 4. So I now have the
notes G, A, B, C, D,
up a fret, playing my F# with my first finger on
the D string, I go 1, 2 and 4. Follow that pattern
1, 2, 4. I'm playing the notes F#, G, A,
B, C, D.
up onto the fifth fret of the B string with my first
finger, and I play the notes E, F# again,
1, 3, and 4, and 1, 3, 4 on the E string ...
I am working through scale shapes, I always find it good
to work with my metronome. Just make sure you are holding
your tempo. Don't set your tempo too fast. Basically, what
you want to do is to make sure that every note is nice and
clean and that you're making every note in time. So, we'll
put the metronome and set it on around about 80 at the moment.
It might be a little bit fast for you to start with but
hopefully you can work towards this and perhaps even a higher
speed. We'll set it on 80 and will play in a quaver feel.
we trigger off our metronome, and we are going to be playing
in a quaver feel. So we're going to be playing 1 & 2
& 3 & 4 &. Here we go ...
a look at our right hand, we're using our alternate picking
I wouldn't suggest that you start off on 80 on the metronome.
You may have to pull it back to half that speed and gradually
work your way through once you've actually learnt the scale
shape but a metronome it's a great way to work on your technique,
and make sure that your tempo is nice and even.
our major scale is a scale that we use when we improvise
so I would suggest that you don't just play the scale ascending
and descending. Sort of stop half way through the scale
or go half way through the scale ascending and then work
your way back, so basically play it fairly freely once you
get used to the scale shape. So I get my metronome going
again, around 80, that's where I am comfortable ...
three notes G string scale is a scale that I personally
use a lot when I'm improvising so it's also a great scale
to work that fourth finger on the stretch. Good luck with
it, be patient, gradually build up your speed. It's not
something that you can rush. It will take a little bit of
time before it starts to get to the tempo that you want
it to get to, but work hard on it, have fun and we'll see
you next time.