Banjo Scales-G major (Two Octaves)

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.

Anyone wanting greater freedom in their improvisations needs the ability to shift throughout the neck of the instrument. Not only that, but 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.

This video on your 2 octave G major scale is a good starting point for working on shifting. There are a multitude of shifting possibilities due to the nature of the instrument. This is just one of many places you can shift in this G major scale. Here is the video!


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