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C major scale guitar fingering exercises
You can use these exercises to really move around the fret board. The first exercise is the C Major scale.
The exercise above requires some stretching of the fretting hand. These are some of the best scale runs you could ever practice. These exercises will begin to built up the strength and speed you will need. To play the scale above, you would start on the A string 3rd fret C note, using your 1 finger.
This next scale run starts at the 8th fret low E string C note, 1 finger. The second note played would be the Low E string 10 fret, 3 finger, D note. The next note played would be the Low E string 12 fret, 4 finger, E note. Play this exercise from left to right, starting at the 8th fret Low E string and work your way down to the B string. Three notes per string and it does require some stretching. The numbers on the strings represent the fingering to use and each number is on the particular fret you play. Once you make your way to the B string, work your way back up from the B string to the Low E string.
Play the exercise above from left to right starting on the High E string 8th fret. The numbers below the scale represent the suggested fingering to use.
Practice these exercises in every key. These exercises are in C major, but you can easily convert them to other keys. For example: By moving this entire scale down to the 10 fret starting on the D note 1 finger, you would be playing in the key D major Ionian.
Start on the E note 12 fret, 1 finger, then you would be playing E major Ionian and so on. Check out all of the modes and fingerings in the C major chapter.
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