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Guitar Secrets Learn Guitar Scales in D major

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Guitar Scales
D major and shifting positions -Recommended

The two illustrations below will show you how to play the D major guitar scale in 5 different positions of the guitar fret-board. Each position shown, equals the fret number position. For example, the 2nd position represents the 2nd fret position on the guitar fret-board. The 4th position would represent the 4th fret and so on, up to the 7th fret position.

You may even run into musical notation that uses this position numbering system. The fingering for this guitar scale exercise has been included under the tablature. This is a great exercise to get familiar with different positions of the D major scale. It will help you get out of the box patterns and experience a few different areas. Once you learn this exercise, it would be a good idea to transpose it to other keys. Move everything higher by two frets and you will be in the key of E major. For example, the first note would start at the 7th fret.

The eight notes in the first measure, 2nd position below are D B C# D, E C# D E. You play this guitar scale with your 4 finger.

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