This scale exercise is unlike any other. The idea of this one is to practice our scales alternating octaves (i.e. 1st note = lower octave | 2nd note = higher octave | 3rd note = lower octave | 4th note = higher octave and so on)

We don’t have to just do one at a time, we can also try alternating after two notes, three notes and four notes too! The Play Along Playlist that coincides with this lesson goes through one note at a time though.

It’s amazing how much dissonance comes from just switching octaves. Take the idea and run with it!

-Related Lessons-

0:30 – Major Scale Shapes | CO 7/10
2:17 – Minor Scale Shapes | CO 8/10
2:17 – Lydian Dominant Scale (Whole Neck!)
2:17 – Mixolydian (Dominant) Scale (Whole Neck!)
2:17 – Dorian Scale (Whole Neck)


 Octave Displacement ExerciseCAGED Scale ShapesMixolydianDorianLydian Dominant & Harmonic Minor

Play Along – Exercises