L6: 5 Positions of G Major

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In order to complete this level you’ll need to read this excellent article by Brett McQueen of UkuleleTricks.com. Concentrate on learning the patterns on strings 1, 2 & 3 (A, E & C).

NOTES: See the notes section on L5: 5 Positions of C Major.

CHALLENGE

Earn your Soloing Level 6 patch by demonstrating the following:

  • After printing out some staff/tab paper (pdf), write out each of the five playing positions of the G major scale. Write the appropriate fret numbers on the tab below the staff (numbers should only appear on strings 1, 2 & 3).
  • Using the above work as a reference, create an exercise that incorporates all five playing positions of the G major scale. Write/tab this exercise on staff/tab paper. Play your scale exercise, saying the names of the notes as you play. Tempo (speed) does not matter, but keep a steady beat.
  • Write/tab an original melody of at least 16 bars using the the G major scale. Incorporate at least three of the major scale positions. Play this melody, keeping a steady beat.