Friday, 18 February 2011

Major Scale Intervals (Thirds) on the Guitar

Another quick lesson for today. This one should help you work on your alternate picking as well as your ear. It uses a pattern of broken thirds through the A Major scale, so as well as bouncing between strings it should outline the tonal differences between the major and minor thirds.

As you can see, it’s using the first shape of the extended A Major scale I talked about last time. After you get the hang of this one, try applying it to all the other A Major scale shapes. For that matter, take the concept and apply it to any scale shape you know. It should help, again, to bring out the tonal characteristics of the scale or mode more clearly.

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