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Issue No.18

Last updated on 8 October, 2016

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CAGED OCTAVES THREE NOTES PER STRING MAJOR SCALE OVER MAJOR SIXTH BLUES SEQUENCE
Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie Malmsteen is an example of a great technical guitarist who uses three notes per string scales throughout his lead guitar work ...... so you better learn them too!


Learning the major scale box shapes can be long winded and fairly un-musical process - consequently anything that can change this reality is most welcome to the practising guitarist.

Below the 5A3 major scale box shapes are presented with their corresponding major sixth chords (Formula - 1, 3, 5, 6)

These scales and chords are then used together to play the major sixth 12 bar blues sequence.

Using this method the scales that are used follow the chords i.e. the IONIAN MODE is played over each chord.

All this really means that:-

  • The C major scale (C ionian) is played over the C6 chord.
  • The F major scale (F ionian) is played over the F6 chord.
  • The G major scale (G ionian) is played over the G6 chord.

 


Learn the 5A3 shape major sixth chords and major scale box shapes (three notes per string) separately
using the CAGED octaves methodology:-

Then join it all together using the major sixth 12 bar blues sequence as glue:-

C6 chord & 5A3 shape C major scale (3nps)

C6 chord - 5A3 shape
C major 3nps - 5A3 shape
C major 3nps - 5A3 shape

F6 chord & 5A3 shape F major scale (3nps)

F6 chord - 5A3 shape
F major 3nps - 5A3 shape
F major 3nps - 5A3 shape

G6 chord & 5A3 shape G major scale (3nps)

G6 chord - 5A3 shape
G major 3nps - 5A3 shape
G major 3nps - 5A3 shape

C6 blues chord chart & 5A3 shape major scale (3nps) tab

C6 major blues chord chart
C6 major blues 3nps tab

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