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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

G Scales

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Note: Mike Witcher has a great poster of the scale positions in G at http://mikewitcher.com/store/fretboard-poster-g-tuning/

The following G scales are great practice exercises.

Open G scale starting on the 6th string:

G scale starting on the 4th string:

G scale starting on the 5th string:

G scale played entirely on the 3rd string:

Folded G scale:

G blues scale:

E minor. Technically not a G scale, but it uses the same notes and key signature:


  1. Michael thank you for posting this. Will be a good starting point for this Newbie Lonnie W

  2. Perfekt Scales.I have learned a lot.Transposing it on Open G tuned guitar.

  3. I am really interested, I have only been learning dobro for 12 months and had a lesson in April with Ivan Rosenberg at the Sorefingers tutorial, I need to learn loads of scales and mode

  4. Thanks for writing such a good article, I stumbled onto your blog and read a few post. I like your style of writing...