The guitars range is wide spanning across more than three octaves this exercise is a 3 octave major scale beginning on the lowest f of the guitar. Learn the 3 octave g major scale on guitar if youre new to the guitar the idea of learning how to play scales might seem like a waste of time after all a scale isnt a chord that you can play in a song. This means that you play 1 3 2 4 3 5 etc as you work your way up the scale in this case a two octave g major scale go slow with this pattern work it through one and two octave shapes and in different keys as you take it around the fretboard. When playing major scale patterns its important to use the correct fingers with this pattern we want to start with our third finger the ring finger playing the 5th string at the 3rd fret for any of the notes in the 2nd fret we want to use our second finger the middle finger. While the major scale is the basis of all music theory the minor scale is the most used in rock music building the minor scale the minor scale is defined by the formula w h w w h w w where w stands for whole tone equal to 2 frets on the guitar and h for half tone equal to 1 fret on the guitar
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