Banjo Scales in Melodic Style
Here is a MAJOR scale WORKOUT done in the melodic style. I group the scales in 3-4-5’s so you can gradually become more flexible with them. These exercises are a good next step for someone that already knows their basic G,C, and D scales on the banjo.
Why? Generally within a song, you don’t encounter a scale starting on the first note and going all the way up, this will prepare you for the shorter fragments you might find in actual music.
Melodic Style banjo is perhaps one of the most difficult (if not THE most difficult) style to improvise with. You have to really know the scales inside and out as there is no set right-hand pattern to fall back on, there is no set left-hand fingering that works regardless of the key.
If you are interested in seeing what more can be done with melodic style banjo, I recommend checking out Pat Cloud.
THE TAB is available to my patreon members and via my website here:
I also have a MELODIC STYLE BANJO COURSE where I go over some scales and the logic behind the style:
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