To truly master this you need to learn to dive into a 3notes per string pattern from any note in the traditional blues scale patterns. You can look at it as the combination of pattern 4 and pattern 5 in e minor, if youre familiar with the caged system or simply as a pattern itself. I come from a guitar background and was taught to play scales using the three notes per string method. Also the licks are perfect to incorporate into your improvisations. Guitar interval exercises intervallic scale movements. Altered scale 3 great pentatonic solutions easy and. Abm6 pentatonic is a very good choice for a pentatonic scale in the altered scale. My systematic approach to learning scales or how to break. Below are two great exercises that take you through all five major scale shapes. Now, note here that we moved position up one fret is all but it it is worth noting. I remember playing around with it unintentionally when i first began to look at major scale patterns and their modes across the whole neck to see how they laid out. Years later i realized that this is actually a pretty good phrasing exercise for modes and that purposely leaving notes out of the scale forces you to.
The follow ing three scale shapes are called 61, 51 and 41 because. Harmonic minor scale 3 notes per string jens larsen. This is made in 3 note per string scale fingerings so it might be useful to look at them if you dont know them already. There are minor variations to the patterns, i teach a 5 pattern. Three note per string scales cover a wider span of the fretboard and are good to develop your technique. This lesson is about merging these position patterns together, to help us expand out of box think and allow us to play across as many as twelve frets in the same. Major scale and modes which to learn 2 or 3 notes per string.
Caged vs 3 notes per string 3nps scale systems justinguitar. The guitar tutorial based on the extended 3noteper. If youve ever wondered how 3 note per string scales change as the underlying key changes then this video is for you. Arpeggios in positions derived from 3 notes per string scales jens. Because many scale patterns have a mix of two notes per string on some strings and three notes per string on others, the picking pattern for those scales is difficult to decide, and many players will simply use alternate picking alternate picking is a technique making use of a strict upanddown picking pattern with no variations. When it comes to learning scale patterns theyre both fairly tedious and inefficient, but what if we combine them. One of the best ways i know of really understanding the guitar neck is to start combining and overlaying scales, arpeggios, pentatonics in.
Dec 03, 2009 is there a best way to hold your arm for the 3 notes per string major scales. What are the advantages with 3 note per string scales. Oct 26, 2016 another way to break out of vertical scale patterns is to play 4 note per string scales. These patterns can be used to play the major scale. In this lesson we are going to apply the 3 notes per string format to melodic minor scales. Melodic minor scales using 3 notes per string advanced. Please note that these scales are based on the root note g. Advanced guitar lesson 3 notes per string major scales. The companys high standards of excellence are reflected in the exacting car detail and fidelity in the microfine printing that each model offers. The scale that we will be using in this lesson is a pretty common three note per string pattern in the key of a major. The main advantage ist that it uses a regular number of notes per string 3, allows you to quickly cover a lot of terrain on the fretboard in a very fluid manner and unlike the 4 note per string system is still very fingerfriendly. Melodic minor scale 3 notes per string jens larsen. Jun 18, 2011 jon introduces 3 notes per string scales as a alternative to major position scales. Major scales three notes per string by expanding the range on some of the strings to five frets, it is possible co play major scales with three notes on each string, the expanded fingering results in an extended scale with more lateral sideways movement.
Using 3 note per string scales rather than standard scale shapes can help improve your speed and fluency. It covers 6 frets from start to finish and 9 or more if you add in a couple of slides. Years later i realized that this is actually a pretty good phrasing exercise for modes and that purposely leaving notes out of the scale forces you to be more creative, among other benefits. The three note per string system uses seven different positions. You will start on the root of the scale and descend to the lowest note in the position, ascend to the highest and return to the lowest root note. Where do you go to buy a nn3 loco model railroader. W is a whole step, two frets on a guitar, and h is a half step, one fret on the guitar. This week i talk about the bebop major scale, what problem it was designed to solve, and how to play it in 8 three note per string scale positions going up the neck. Major scales using three note per string patterns up the neck vii iii vii viii xi xv x x vii minor scales using three note per string patterns up the neck 1 1 1 2222 1 444 4 4 4 3 3 3 1 1 22 1 22 2 4 44 4 4 4 44443 3 222 1 11 4 4 3 please note that these scales are based on the root note g with the lowest root notes.
Allan holdsworths fournoteperstring scales guitar world. But today i present to you 10 smoking 2 notesperstring licks. This simple shape unlocks the whole guitar neck for 4 note per string major scales. So to answer your question what is the advantage of 3 note per string scales. Using these patterns, we can practice the scales with economy picking, which will allow us to improve our efficiency. Oct 28, 2007 the three note per string system uses seven different positions.
So i thought i would share my method for memorizing, playing and understanding the major scale using three notes per string patterns. Three noteperstring scales the 5 block caged system isnt the only way to view the neck. Below are jpgs showing the major, natural minor, major pentatonic, and minor pentatonic. Here ive written out the f major scale and its related modes with 3 notes on each string, which divides the neck up into 7 overlapping areas. Here is an overview of the harmonic minor scale in the key of c, using the 3 notes per string system. Apr 10, 2018 heres an interesting concept for you to try out.
Jul 14, 2010 photo by jsome1 playing 3 notes per string exercises is something i do on a regular basis. Another way to break out of vertical scale patterns is to play 4 note per string scales. Mode ivii ionian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, locrian starting with root a of the 3 notesperstring scale with the fingering on the guitar neck. By learning scales with 3 notes per string you can also improve your fretboard knowledge and bring new sounds to your lead playing. Jul 11, 2018 as guitar players tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically demanding music, the pentatonic scale often gets a bad rap. We are continuing our study of the 3notes pre string method by applying melodic minor scales using this format. With major scales, you have 3 notes on most strings but on one string you would have just 2 notes. One of the systems that i personally like a lot is the 3 note per string system that is widely used these days. Were going to advance our knowledge of the 7 note scales on the guitar by learning patterns to play these scales using three notes per string. Three notes per string adds versatility in range, but may cause too many triplets and.
So lets recap a few things weve picked up about three notes per string scales. Playing 3 note per string scales can lead to new combinations of notes and can help you to find new sounds in your solos. In this guitar lesson we are going to learn how to sequence a major scale in groups of 3s. What we have done is combine well known concepts like the 3 note per string technique with a comprehensive fretboardnavigation system that allows you to move in all possible directions on the fretboard at will and. I discovered 4 note per string scales from a slightly unusual angle, in that at the time i. When ascending, as you cross the strings start each new one with a downstroke. Guitareo member login acoustic jumpstart starter kit guitarists toolbox. Arpeggios in positions derived from 3 notes per string scales heres a list of the pdf s and pictures with arpeggio fingerings in positions. The history of 3 foot narrow gauge in n scale is way back in the day people handlaid. We are continuing our study of the 3 notes pre string method by applying melodic minor scales using this format. All three note per string scales will involve 2 or 3 position shifts throughout the scale. Hi im wondering which type to learn i have seen the major scale in box diagrams taught two different ways. So no matter where you are in the scale you can go from playing in your regular shape to playing a two string, three note per string pattern. The 3 note per string system 3nps pretty much does what it says on the tin, each scale pattern will have 3 notes on every string.
Major scale guide for jazz guitar jamie holroyd guitar. By merging these positions, however, we can create 3 notes per string patterns and play more quickly and economically across a wider area of the fretboard. I use them to warm up, to become a faster guitar player and to spice up my improvisation. The major scale has 7 notes, and a 3nps scale pattern can be built from each degree of the scale which is why its sometimes called the 7 pattern system and incorrectly imho, some call. I like to assign ascending one 3 per string shape, change position, then descend next position scale shape, but ive always. My systematic approach to learning scales or how to break out of the box. This lesson is a complete breakdown of the 7 scale forms created when you arrange a major scale for 3 notes per string. As guitar players tastes and abilities evolve, and they begin to gravitate toward an appreciation for, and desire to learn, more technically demanding music, the pentatonic scale often gets a bad rap. Three notes per string here i graph out a pattern for the e minor pentatonic, playing three notes per string. Click here to download a printable pdf of this lessons notation. Melodic minor scales are essential for many styles of music, but they are predominately used in jazz and fusion styles.
I thought that i could play them twonoteperstring like pentatonic scales but then saw that i was missing out notes. This is why these scales are written the way they are. If you dont know this particular major scale shape dont worry, we have included a scale diagram so you can practice it if you. Please look at the table below and see the notes that are used to harmonize the c major scale with triads. Used by modern players such as allan holdsworth, whose playing first inspired me to check out these fingerings, four noteperstring scales can help bring a more modern flavor to your lines, expand your knowledge of the neck and allow you to cover a large amount of fretboard real estate with just one scale shape, which are all beneficial to players looking to explore nontraditional scale. A technique that feels different from the 3 notes per string and will definitely improve your technique in many ways if you work hard at it. May 20, 2010 in this lesson we are going to apply the 3notes per string format to melodic minor scales. This entry was posted in resource and tagged 3 notes per string, arpeggio, chord, download, fingering, maj7, major 7th, pdf, positions, scale on october 12, 2014 by jens. Mostly the trick is to start the lower strings with 1 2 4 if there is a whole step between the first 3 notes. There are six 2 string 3notes per string patterns that look like this. There are six 2 string 3 notes per string patterns that look like this.
Microtrains is a manufacturer and distributor of n and z scale model train equipment and accessories. Post navigation 3 notes per string melodic minor scale 3 notes per string. The 3 note per string scale moves you farther up the neck. Although the scales are naturally arranged in groups of three, the 16th note rhythm makes timing a bit trickier, but just as essential. The diagrams below represent the harmonized scale with triads, in root and other inversions. Nn3 narrow guage microtrains line n scale and z scale. How to play the major scale on guitar complete guide. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. These pull from the single string scales with 4 finger sets from the earlier examples, except the scales are played up the string sets as well. Combine string skipping and open strings with pentatonic scales. Rip up the fretboard with threenoteperstring pentatonics.
This also applies to the 7 modes but i will save that for another article. Another reason why three note per string scales are useful will be demonstrated later in the lesson. Apr 17, 2017 used by modern players such as allan holdsworth, whose playing first inspired me to check out these fingerings, four note per string scales can help bring a more modern flavor to your lines, expand your knowledge of the neck and allow you to cover a large amount of fretboard real estate with just one scale shape, which are all beneficial to players looking to explore nontraditional scale. Well, im just wondering, because im thinking about starting to practice my majorminor scales like this. The guitar tutorial based on the extended 3noteperstring. The easiest way to map them out is with a major scale, starting on each of the seven notes. Arpeggios in positions derived from 3 notes per string. Major scales using three note per string patterns up the neck vii iii vii viii xi xv x x vii. Ive been giving them 3 note per string scale shapes then teaching them to merge them, along with charts that have the whole neck lit up. To truly master this you need to learn to dive into a 3 notes per string pattern from any note in the traditional blues scale patterns. So when building this scale pattern, we must move a note across to the adjacent string to keep to the 3 notes per string rule. This lesson combined with the understanding keys lesson can be used to learn the complete guitar neck in all keys this is the first lesson dealing with major scales arranged for the 3 notes per string. Threenoteperstring scales the 5 block caged system isnt the only way to view the neck. Practice improvising phrases that combine 2 or more shapes.
Major scale forms 3 notes per string there are many ways to play major scales on the neck of the guitar. Twonoteperstring major scales and modes unlock the guitar. What we have done is combine well known concepts like the 3 note per string technique with a comprehensive fretboardnavigation system that allows you to move in all possible directions on the fretboard at will and actually make sense of the complexity of the guitar. I thought that i could play them two note per string like pentatonic scales but then saw that i was missing out notes. Each different way has its advantages and disadvantages for different situations. I can play barre chords no problem but this beings me back to early days of first playing. The first two twooctave shapes you learnt are now shown with three notes per string. Striking 7 9 11 on the low e string and the a string with the fore finger, middle finger, and pinky is a new muscle shape for my hand. Ive been searching around the web but cant seem to find a complete guide on ukulele scales using this method. Apr 25, 2012 but today i present to you 10 smoking 2 notesperstring licks. Heres a list of the pdf s and pictures with arpeggio fingerings in positions. Its distant cousin the 3nps three note per string system is a little more palatable, but still overwhelmingly a technical exercise more than a complete system for learning to improvise, unless you hack it. This screams out for us to use the modes to help us remember these patterns.
Then marklin introduced z scale in 1972 and the nn3 modelers at the time immediately diecided the 2 of an inch difference was not worth worrying about and made z scale track in 1160 scale the standard. Arpeggios in positions derived from 3 notes per string scales. If you can play the same scale up and down in different places or even combine the patterns then. By merging these positions, however, we can create 3 notes per string patterns and play more quickly and economically across a. You just start on any note, the root of the scale, add the interval formula and you have the notes in the scale. The first part is just runing up the basic scale position. Photo by jsome1 playing 3 notes per string exercises is something i do on a regular basis. Micro trains line body mount fits rolling stock with platform height of. The easiest way i know to learn all 7 harmonic minor scale shapes on the guitar neck. The line is closed with a small fragment from an em pentatonic. If you visually combine the diagrams you can see how the full chords are constructed. Bebop major scale 3 notes per string guitar scales. It can be useful to think about what fingers to use to limit the amount of positions switches per position. When you use a different scale, any notes altered from the major scale stay on the same string, shifting by the appropriate number of frets.204 790 414 787 992 156 1518 1561 1536 168 1062 971 1222 148 609 904 1634 1033 399 278 413 317 1111 1623 796 955 1335 798 943 129 1239 747 1243 913 3 374 567 680