1st, 5th, and 7th Position 2-Octave C Major Scale

Learning C Major Scale is a vital skill in all music, considering how many pieces are written in this key. It takes some time; but, if you practice it, you will be able to play the C Major Scale without messing up at all.

1st, 5th, and 7th Position 2-Octave C Major Scale
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Learning C Major Scale is a vital skill in all music, considering how many pieces are written in this key. It takes some time; but, if you practice it, you will be able to play the C Major Scale without messing up at all.

First Position:

You won't be needing to use your low E string for this one.
e]-------------------0-1-3-5-7-8---8-7-5-3-1-0-------------------[
B]-------------0-1-3---------------------------3-1-0-------------[
G]---------0-2---------------------------------------2-0---------[
D]---0-2-3-----------------------------------------------3-2-0---[
A]-3-----------------------------------------------------------3-[
E]---------------------------------------------------------------[

Fifth Position:

Shift down to fourth position on the G string; the rest is fifth position.
e]-------------------------5-7-8---8-7-5-------------------------[
B]-------------------5-6-8---------------8-6-5-------------------[
G]-------------4-5-7---------------------------7-5-4-------------[
D]---------5-7---------------------------------------7-5---------[
A]---5-7-8-----------------------------------------------8-7-5---[
E]-8-----------------------------------------------------------8-[

Seventh Position:

e]--------------------------------7-8---8-7--------------------------------[
B]---------------------------8-10-----------10-8---------------------------[
G]--------------------7-9-10---------------------10-9-7--------------------[
D]-------------7-9-10-----------------------------------10-9-7-------------[
A]------7-8-10-------------------------------------------------10-8-7------[
E]-8-10---------------------------------------------------------------10-8-[
Please, let me know if I made any errors of any sort; criticism definitely helps.

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    davidlscurlock
    i never understood scales to my infantile mind it seemed useless but with vocals one day my voice just stayed in key and i realized that my teacher knew what he was doing by creating muscle memory and then i could naturally concentrate on the feel of the music instead of the technical aspects of it
    jasteil
    Great tab! I haven't played in a few years and wanted to start brushing up on octaves. I started learning octaves and music theory in general before I stopped playing. Personally, octaves were a great intro to music theory. I was getting better with picking and finger technique, learning the fret board, and understood why I was playing the notes I was playing.
    dirtmaster4
    I study Classical Music; hence, I decided to share some of what I know. Maybe someone will benefit from this.
    vic42670
    Liking finding straight forward tabbed beginner scales/lessons written out....been taking lessons for the better part of a year . I feel like I've learned almost nothing, my fault for trying to learn it all with no understanding.....so here i'am almost 44 and starting over again...
    djr1114
    I'm pretty much starting over after 45 years of rarely if ever picking up a guitar. I recall that fingering exercises like this were pretty much what my teacher started me with way back then. Thanks.