So here’s a video lesson about going through our “C” major scale shape 4 notes at a time. What we do is we go up 4 notes of our scale then go back to the note after in which we started and go up another 4 notes of the scale and so on.

So in this example D is our root note so we go: D – E – F# – G. One after D is E so then we go through E – F# – G – A. One after E is F# so then we go F# – G – A – B. This example goes throughout only the C Shape.

I have a Play Along playlist in which I go through all 7 shapes of our CAGED system through this exercise with tab and everything. Don’t forget to try it throughout all sorts of scales as well though (scales playlist annotated in video).

-Related Lessons-

0:30 – Major Scale Shapes | CO 7/10
0:38 – Minor Scale Shapes | CO 8/10
0:38 – Lydian Dominant Scale (Whole Neck!)
0:38 – Mixolydian (Dominant) Scale (Whole Neck!)
0:38 – Dorian Scale (Whole Neck)


 4 Note Scale ExerciseCAGED Scale ShapesMixolydianDorianLydian Dominant & Harmonic Minor

Play Along – Exercises