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Re: IM-113 • Major Scale Position 1
« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2019, 08:16:48 pm »
@ sairfingers ... yes ... although I must ask how high up the neck are you playing it?

In practical terms you will very rarely - well, never really - play scale runs on the thickest two strings up above say fret 13-15.

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Re: IM-113 • Major Scale Position 1
« Reply #91 on: December 04, 2019, 08:20:09 pm »
When practicing scales I say yes, when playing lead not so much.
Practicing is getting use to where the notes are and getting the sound/intervals
into your head.

When actually using the notes of a scale to make music it's more about ergonomics
and feel. Very seldom do you use one scale position when soloing. You'll be sliding
up and down between 2 or 3 positions and fingering will be determined more by where
you're going next than the actual pattern your playing.



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Re: IM-113 • Major Scale Position 1
« Reply #92 on: December 04, 2019, 08:51:56 pm »
@ sairfingers ... yes ... although I must ask how high up the neck are you playing it?

In practical terms you will very rarely - well, never really - play scale runs on the thickest two strings up above say fret 13-15.
I’m playing the scale pattern up at fret 12 and am finding it easier to move my 3rd finger up a fret rather than use my 4th finger. However based on your and stitch’s advice I’ll get that pinkie in place.
When practicing scales I say yes, when playing lead not so much.
Practicing is getting use to where the notes are and getting the sound/intervals
into your head.
Thanks stitch. Lead is beyond me at the moment so I’ll stick to the scale and use the correct fingering as you advise.

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Re: IM-113 • Major Scale Position 1
« Reply #93 on: December 04, 2019, 11:17:39 pm »
Basically, yes. But you can adapt the fingering if you need to. For example, using the 3rd finger instead of the 4th on all 3 note per string lines.
And, yes, it is a squeeze up at the dusty end, but practice will help you learn what hand angle and finger combinations work.

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Re: IM-113 • Major Scale Position 1
« Reply #94 on: December 05, 2019, 08:02:26 am »
[quote author=Majik link=topic=23945.msg411840#msg411840 date=1575501459
And, yes, it is a squeeze up at the dusty end, but practice will help you learn what hand angle and finger combinations work.
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Thanks Majik. As ever with everything guitar it’s practice!
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