Watch the Scales: Level 3 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym: Scales Workouts

This final Level 3 Scales Workout gets serious as you'll be playing through the major mode system in parallel. That means you'll play all the modes from the same root. When shedding any modal system in any scenario if you REALLY want to hear the colors each scale has to offer, then this is the way to do it. Period.

The first half of the workout will have you ascend each mode. Making the jump back to the root from the top note of the finished mode will be tricky at high tempi both physically and mentally. You have to be one step ahead of yourself to make those transitions happen. Though you may have to chop the final 1/8 note off just make sure you nail the downbeat of the new scale with no hesitation.

The second half will turn the workout around and have you descend the workouts in the same fashion requiring the same command demanded of you in the first half. Be sure to answer the call!

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