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The Major Scale #2: 5 Positions (Guitar Lesson SC-021) How to play

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    Hi, how you doing? Justin here again.
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    In this lesson we are going to be talking
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    about the 5 positions of the major scale.
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    I'm going to take you through each
    position
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    the way that I play it.
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    Different guitar teachers and different
    guitar
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    players have different opinions about what
    the correct
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    fingering is for the five positions.
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    Some guitar players use another system
    called 3
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    notes per string in which there are 7
    positions.
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    However, most guitar players I know seem
    to agree
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    that the 5 positions system is the best
    one.
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    There is no right or wrong with the
    fingering,
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    the fingering I'm going to show you is the
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    fingering that I've worked out that I
    think is logical,
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    that suits me, just if your guitar teacher
    or
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    someone you know plays it a different way,
    that's
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    totally cool, I'm not trying to say that
    you should
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    do it this way, but if you don't have an
    opinion,
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    this might be a good one to start off with
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    You'd probably only change it if you could
    come up
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    with a logical reason why you should
    change it.
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    So we are just gonna go for a close-up now
    on the
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    left hand and just do each different scale
    position
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    starting with position one.
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    All of these scale shapes are on my
    website
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    which is www.justinguitar.com so you might
    want
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    to go and check that out, either download
    the pages
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    or print off the scale shapes.
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    So, yeah, I'll see you in a few seconds
    with my left
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    hand, thanks Jedi!
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    Okay, so here we are for position one.
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    Position one we start with the second
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    finger and play up the scale.
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    Guitar Scale Playing
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    Come back down
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    Making sure we start and finish on the
    root note,
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    also making sure that our fingers curve
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    up as we go up the scale.
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    Guitar Scale Playing
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    Okay, now we are moving up to position two
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    Move up to here, up to the fifth fret.
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    Following me here Jedi?
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    Okay, so now for position two, the root,
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    the lowest root note is right up here on
    the forth string.
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    Even if it seems a little but strange, I
    think it's very
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    important that you start up here on the
    root note.
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    The reason is that you will hear the major
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    scale the, do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do
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    idea if you start on the lowest note all
    of the time,
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    you tend to hear the modes which can be
    useful,
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    but right now you're learning the major
    scale.
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    So we start here with the second finger
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    Guitar Scale Playing
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    Slight position shift here
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    Back down the scale
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    Now at this point, 4th finger on the way
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    down and 3rd finger on the way up.
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    Now, I'll just explain that odd fingering
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    here because this is a little bit unique
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    to me.
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    Uhm, I got it off my old teacher.
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    Thanks John Mc Millan, great stuff man.
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    Uhm, and if I try and reach over here with
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    my third finger you can see that the angle
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    of my hand has to move to reach it.
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    You don't really want that, especially
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    when you start going faster.
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    It makes it quite a pain.
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    It's ok slowly, but once we get quicker it
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    makes it really awkward.
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    So, this way we use the little finger
    there
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    because the little finger is already in
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    the right place to go.
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    We follow up here a little bit, and that's
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    a really easy transition to make to your
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    first finger.
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    Now we could just cramp up here again with
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    little finger, but it gets a bit squashy
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    so we use our third finger still there.
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    Our first finger can always reach back
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    without the, you can see the flat of my
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    hand here is not having to move anywhere
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    for my first finger to reach back.
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    Cause you always got more flexiblity with
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    your first finger.
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    So.. [plays scale]
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    Making sure again that the fingers round
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    up when they get to the top and making
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    sure you watch out that funny note that
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    changes between the fourth finger and
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    the third finger. [Plays scale]
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    Ok, now we move onto the third position.
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    Ok, we there still with me Jed?
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    Jed: Right on
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    Cool Mate.
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    Ok, now this one. Root note is under
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    the little finger.
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    It's pretty straight forward for the
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    fingering this time.
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    Each finger gets allocated it's own fret.
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    Start with the little finger.
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    [Plays scale]
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    Pretty straight forward again.
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    Making sure you start on the lowest root
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    note. Up as far as you can.
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    Down as far as you can, and back up and
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    finishing on the root note.
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    Ok, now we go onto position 4.
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    Just a little farther up the neck now.
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    K, this time we're starting with the
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    second finger. We're playing here.
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    [Plays scale]
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    Again, starting and finishing on the
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    lowest root note.
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    Really important.
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    [Plays scale]
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    It's worth noticing as well that if you're
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    playing these scales with a metronome, you
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    probably want to get up to four notes per
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    metronome click.
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    And if you follow the scale shapes that
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    I've got, you'll see that every scale form
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    has three notes on each string except for
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    one string which has two notes on it.
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    I think that makes a total of seventeen
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    notes.
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    And what that means is if you play the
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    scale up and down that you'll always end
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    up back on the root note for the beat.
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    [Plays scale]
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    You can see that I accented each group of
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    four then and started and finished on the
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    same note.
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    Ok. That was position four.
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    Now we're going to move up to
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    position five. Right up the neck now.
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    Starting with our little finger on the 6th
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    string.
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    Play up the scale. [Plays scale]
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    Ok now, on this girl we've go the same
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    little trick as we had before with the
    third
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    finger on the way up and the 4th finger on
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    the same note on the way back down.
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    [Plays scale]
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    Ok, so please, what's really, really
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    important. After you've finally got those
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    5 positions down is that you remember what
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    I said originally in the lesson 1 for the
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    major scale.
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    It's really important that you can use the
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    scales.
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    Don't learn lots of scales and not be
    able
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    to use them. There's absolutely no point.
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    So learn position one.
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    Learn to do a solo using the position one
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    scale.
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    Then learn position two and then start to
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    join position one and position two
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    together.
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    There's hundreds of different ways of
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    doing it. You can slide between them, you
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    can shift between them.
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    It's really a good exercise just to sit
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    down and start playing one and try to get
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    into position two and back.
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    [Plays scales]
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    Just trying to combine position one and
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    position two. Once you feel really
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    confident that you can combine positions
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    one and two, then you'd add the third
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    position and start to combine position one
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    with postion two into three.
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    [Plays scale]
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    Etc... And keep joining them together.
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    Don't just sit there and play the scales
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    up and down. It's really, really just a
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    not happening thing.
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    Ok.
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    In the next lesson, I'll show you some
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    ways to break up the major scale. Into
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    making it sound like music instead of it
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    sounding like a scale, so I'll see you for
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    part three in a minute.
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    Cheers. Take care.
Titel:
The Major Scale #2: 5 Positions (Guitar Lesson SC-021) How to play
Beschreibung:

Justin's Completely Free Guitar Lessons, Complete Guide To Scales Lesson SC-021

All 5 of the common positions of the major scale and suggested fingerings and practice techniques for each.

Find the related course notes on the following link:
http://justinguitar.com/en/SC-021-MajFivePos.php

Taught by Justin Sandercoe.

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Video Language:
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Team:
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Projekt:
Scales (SC)
Duration:
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