Watch the Scales: Level 1 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym: Scales Workouts

The final Level 1 Scales Workout puts it all together into one full range E minor pentatonic scale. What you may immediately notice is the absence of quarter notes. It will be all about subdivisions in the form of 1/8th notes throughout.

The half of the Workout will start on a downstroke allowing you to play with an outside pivot throughout the descent of the scale. Remember, one of the benefits to starting the scale on the top strings is to get your first impression focused where much of the action is in regards to soloing techniques (most notably bending). In bar 3 you will again start on a downstroke as you ascend the scale, but this time you will be playing the inside pivot technique. Fret not - you can do it!

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