14. Scales Steps - Three By Three

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Another way of fingering the scales is by playing three notes on every string. For many guitarists, it is an easier way to pick.

The pattern for the Major scale is:

3 Minor Pattern

For A Minor, the tabs:

3 Minor

The pattern for the Harmonic Minor scales played three on a string:

 

3 Harmonic Pattern

For A Harmonic Minor, the tabs:

A Harmonic Minor

The pattern for the Melodic Minor scales played three on a string:

Melodic Minor Pattern

For A Melodic Minor, the tabs:

A Melodic Minor

Transpose to all the scales using the table:

Root

A A# Bb B C C# Db D D# Eb E F F# Gb
G
G# Ab

n = fret

5 17 6 18 7 19 8 20 9 10 11 0 12 1 13 2 14 3 15 4 16