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CONNECTING E AND A SHAPE SCALES
Now that you know the E and A shape
"standard” scales and 1-3 scales let's look at
connecting the two areas together.
Because the 1-3 scales have such a large
spread of notes they actually touch the
opposite chords scale area.
The outside notes for both the E and A shape
1-3 scales are common with the “normal”
scales for the opposite shape.
(a) When you play the E shape 1-3 scale it
touches the A shape scale 4.
- the super high box’s highest note is common
with finger 1 of the A shape scale 4.
- the low box’s lowest note is common with
finger 4 of the A shape scale 4.
(b) When you play the A shape 1-3 scale it
touches the E shape scale 1
- the high box’s highest note is common with
finger 1 of the E shape scale 1.
- the super low box’s lowest note is common
with finger 4 of the E shape scale 1.
As far as fingering goes you may want to slide
finger 1 for most connections.
For example as you go up the high box into the
super high box for the E shape slide finger 1
along string 1 for the three notes and this way
you’ll be in the correct position to play scale 4
of the A shape. Coming back into the 1-3 scale
from scale 4 of the A shape you could also
slide finger 1.
When connecting at the low end of a 1-3 scale
and normal scale you can also slide finger 1.
Check the diagrams –