Dorian Scale Part I
Learning the Pattern
We will get back to scales today and go through two-thirds of the Dorian scale. If you have not had trouble with the Pentatonic and Blues variation scales, than this one should be fairly easy for you to figure out. By now your fingers are starting to strengthen and become more limber, which means your challenge is starting to shift from focusing on the physical aspect to the sound aspect. All that this means is that you should focus your attention on what you are hearing and where those sounds are coming from. I have mentioned this before, but if you are finding that some of the scales are too easy, start to put more energy into memorizing the sounds.
Remember to utilize your fingers appropriately according to fret spacing. You will always start with your pointer finger and move to another finger depending on the number of frets you have to jump. In this case you will not have any really tough stretches. Practice this piece from bottom to top and top to bottom as usual.
1. If you have two notes that span three frets, which two fingers should you use to play the notes?
2. If you have two notes with two empty frets in between them, which two fingers should you use to play the notes?
3. In the scale given in this lesson, what is the first note played on the fourth string?
4. In the scale given in this lesson, what is the second note played on the second string?
Day 49. Pentatonic Neutral Scale Part II
Day 50. Learning the Notes of the Fourth String (D)
Day 51. G Chord Variations
Day 52. C Chord Variations
Day 53. D Chord Variations