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Watch the The Horizontal C Major Scale online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Modern Method for Guitar

1. Play the notes of the C major scale, ascending and descending on each of the 6 strings, one at a time, beginning with the open string.

2. In our example we go as high as the 15th fret. You should play as high as you can on your guitar.

3. Take note of your starting point when playing the lowest note of the scale on each string. For example: In the key of C the high E string is the 3rd note of the C scale, the B string is the major 7th, the open G string the 5th, The A string is the 6th and the low E is another 3rd.

4. Recognize the root of the scale each time you play it.

5. Test yourself by thinking of the note and interval you are playing.

6. Start off with a nice slow tempo, striving for a good clean tone.

7. Continue to practice this lesson as a quick warm up, focusing on 1 or 2 key signatures at a time.