2-7 3rd String And G Major Scale

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Continuing our journey through the guitar neck, we’re going to add the 3rd string to the mix. You’ll have more notes to work with, which will add color and more fun into your playing.

We’ll also learn our first scale, the G Major scale. Scales are not only useful, they’ll also make everything you’ve learned so far make more sense. It’s a good way to train your ear at the same time.

Don’t worry too much about music theory right now. We’ll dive deeper into that later.

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That’s an F# right?

Tomas (Administrator) November 11, 2021 at 7:12 pm

Yes, F#.

I always played this scale over 50 years. But today 2021 after Thomas explained I am coming to my senses that it is the G major Scale in Guitar music. Thank You very much.

Tomas (Administrator) January 13, 2021 at 10:13 am

Congratulations Michael… you are making progress step-by-step.

I really have a hard time connecting my pick with the right string. My left hand is fine, it’s the right that is not hitting the correct string. UGH!

Tomas (Administrator) May 21, 2020 at 12:58 pm

Yes, that makes sense. This is common. Coordinating the left and right hands is part of the process. This is one of the opportunities in the 1st and 2nd Adventures. You’ll see in the 3rd Adventure there’s more work in the left-hand.

On a practical level I would recommend starting each practice session with a simple warm-up that has you using your left and right hands together. Practice it slowly and accurately. Try to stay relaxed.

Here’s the exercise I recommend: https://www.realguitarsuccess.com/courses/beginner-guitar-intro/lessons/finger-developer-exercise/

Over time this will build coordination between your hands. Simple but effective.

Great to learn scales….looking forward to learning other keys…

Tomas (Administrator) September 21, 2019 at 6:49 pm

Go Rogelio! 🙂

Do I use pick or fingers ?

Tomas (Administrator) July 1, 2019 at 11:10 am

You can use either the pick or fingers. If you can’t decide I’ll recommend a pick. The important part for this session is getting the notes with the left hand.

Again I struggle here a bit , I think my left handed brain is wired different , (my excuse lol ) but repetition is the key I hope

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