March 18, 2022 by Klaus Crow
Hi dear fellow guitar players, it’s time for the 5th position of the Major Scale series. The final CAGED shape position of the 5 positions. Also check out position 1, position 2, position 3, position 4 if you haven’t been able to do that yet. Now is the time to improve your skills and become an accomplished guitar player. 💪😊🎸
5th Position G Major Scale
We are going to learn the Major scale “5th position”, also referred to as the G-shape. Once you’ve practiced all these scale position thoroughly you have a broader understanding of the how the major scale works across the entire fretboard. The more you expand your knowledge of scales and music theory the more you will understand the overall picture of how music works and that will result into better playing, better soloing, better music composition skills, better everything guitar. So don’t waste your time and get to work.
See below for the scale diagram, tablature and guitar video lesson 🎶
My practice with these scales have really opened my understanding of the fretboard. As I already commented a couple of videos before this one.
I have now got to grips with just starting so slow and speeding up. Also something that I will be doing in future practice.
All in all thanks for these videos, I have looked through your website and there is a lot of knowledge to be found related to learning.
Klaus Crow says
Happy you found my blog :) Indeed there’s a ton of guitar knowledge on Guitarhabits you can dive slowly into. Take it step by step. Everything will come in time at the right moment, and just enjoy the process. There’s nothing more to it. 😊☕🎸
Richard Blumenfeld says
Really enjoyed learning all 5 positions of the Major scale and felt pretty comfortable playing them separately. But when I tried your last exercise and attempted to combine them across the fretboard I found it quite challenging. One thing that struck me immediately was that when we learn each pattern we always start and end at the root note but when we go from one pattern to the next we are always sliding on the 1st or 6th string so without the benefit on the root note I found it difficult to know where to begin the next pattern in the sequence. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks