Banjo Scales |G major (Two Octaves)

Would you like to break free of the typical playing in one position of the neck habit? This video is designed to help you learn how to shift THROUGHOUT the fingerboard as opposed to only across. Stay tuned below.

In this video, I go over the G major scale for banjo. This isn’t the typical one-octave variety, this is a two-octave scale running from one end of the neck to the other.

Why learn this? Many songs melodies are greater than an octave in range. Therefore, you need the ability to shift from lower to higher positions. You need the ability to break out of positional “box” type playing that confines you to one area of the neck to truly be free in your improvisations, much in the same way a singer doesn’t sing in only one register, we don’t play in only one register.

This video supplies you with one possible shifting. There are a multitude of shifting possibilities due to the nature of the instrument. Time to get to work, here is the video!


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