19 - Scale Exercises

Guitar Scale Exercises – Beginners Guitar Lesson 19


When playing these guitar scale exercises, the preferred picking pattern is alternate up and down strokes.
Note that the fret numbers on the tablature also correspond the fingers used, since we are playing in the “first”, or “open” position. The first exercise is in C major, followed by the relative minor of C, A minor.

Guitar Scale Exercise In C Major

Guitar Exercise In C Major

Guitar Scale Exercise In A Minor

Guitar Exercise In A Minor

Guitar Scale Exercise In G Major

Guitar Exercise In G Major
Notice how we jumped around a bit, and didn’t really favor any particular note. By doing this, you can come up with melodies, solos, bass parts, and other guitar parts. Play around with your own versions, and create other guitar scale exercises for practice.