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How to Play the C Major Scale on Guitar

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C Major Scale - Root on 5th String
C major scale on guitar

C major scale with root on 5th string

Performance Tips For This Major Scale Position

  • first, third (ring) and fourth (pinky) fingers should be used to fret notes on 5th and 4th strings
  • first finger should play first note on 3rd string (fretting hand should shift up one position)
  • first finger should play first note on 2nd string (fretting hand should again shift up one position)

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