there, guitar players. We're going to have a look at a G
Major Scale on the second position. What we are also going
to do is a little technique exercise. We are going to ascend
with what we call a triplet run based on that G Major scale.
So let's get right down to it.
start off with our second finger on the third fret on the
E string, playing a G note. Simply play G. Fourth finger
goes onto the fifth fret also on the E string which is my
A note. First finger on the B note of the A string, C note
second finger, fourth finger plays the D. E, F# being that
we are in the key of G, and then finally my octave G.
on the second fret with my first finger of the G string.
B note, third finger also on the G string, fourth finger
plays the C.
finger down on the third fret of the B string for the D,
fourth finger on the fifth fret of the B string for the E
note. F# first finger on the second fret of the E string,
G which is my second octave, second finger on the third
fret of the E string. Now technically that is the G Major
scale, but we are just going to add our final note which
is an A note on the fifth fret with our fourth finger.
through the scale ... and you can also descend...
we're going to be playing this in triplets. For those of
you who don't know what triplets are it's basically three
notes over one beat. So if I give you a little tempo...
I'd be playing '1 & a - 2 & a - 3 & a - 4 &
a - 1 & a - 2 & a - 3 & a - 4 & a' that
being the triplet ...
for the sake of this exercise, I am going to add an F# note,
which wasn't on our original scale, so we're going to play:
G, back one to F#, then back to G. So the triplet feel for
that would be '1 & a'...'1 & a'...
then go to my A note, one note higher: A, G, A. Always going
one up and one back: G, F#, G, A, G, A.
I go to a B note: B, A, B,...C,B,C,...
I continue basically with that format, I can work my way
right through the scale ...
have a little look at what my right hand is doing with the
alternative picking. Ok, so we're starting off with the
G, a downstroke, go to the F#, upstroke, back to the G downstroke,
A upstroke, G downstroke, A upstroke, B downstroke, A upstroke,
B downstroke, and basically just work through that scale
using that alternate picking. First triplet, second triplet,
just click on a bit of overdrive and have a rip through
that's our little technique exercise. G Major scale using
triplets that you should find pretty helpful for increasing
your speed, improving your technique, and you will find
triplet runs very useful to use when you are improvising,
so have fun with it guys and enjoy the practice.