The C Scale

Now that we have gotten most of the notes in the first position (which is the open position or the area of the guitar that uses open strings) we are going to learn a C major scale. This is what a C major scale looks like:

C Octave and Box

Start at the lowest note, move to the highest and then go back down to the lowest.  Here is what it looks like:

C Major Scale

All of these notes exist beyond just the these two Cs.  We have notes in the C scale all the way down to the low E string and all the way up to the high E string. So here is what it looks like in its entirety across the first position. We haven’t learned all the notes yet – but you do want to get used to seeing it.

Extended C Major

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