|Step Three: How To Play The Major Scale On Guitar|
Now that you have learned how to strum chords throughout a progression it is time to work on picking individual notes. To do this you will learn your first guitar scale, the major scale!
Here is a scale diagram of the G major scale. You read it just like you read a chord diagram but instead of strumming all of the notes at once you just play them in order one right after the other. Start on the lowest note of the scale and play each note in order all the way up to the highest note of the scale. Try to pay attention to the finger numbers in the dots on the scale diagram. Be aware of which finger you should be using for each note.
Remember to relax both of your hands. Try to use alternate picking too. Alternate picking is when you “alternate” down and up strokes. So, whenever you play through the notes in the scale pick “down up down up” and so on. Try not to repeat an up or down stroke two times in a row. Keep alternating “down up down up down up” even when you move to the next string.
Watch this guitar lesson video for some more tips on how to play the major scale. Click the this link for more beginner guitar lessons on scales and chords. Now that you have completed the 3 step beginner guitar program you can move on to some other online guitar lessons or even some blues guitar lessons.