Minor Scale - 3 Notes Per String

E A D G B e
o o o o | |
| | | | o |
o o o o | o
o o | | o o
| | o o | |
| | | | o o
e| - - 7 8 - 10
B| - 6 - 8 - 10
G| 5 - 7 - 9 - 
D| 5 - 7 - 9 - 
A| 5 - 7 8 - - 
E| 5 - 7 8 - - 
*moveable example


Fingering Notes for Fret Hand


Finger Picking Notes
Run the the scale, ascending and descending, using the following patterns. You can add variations not listed.


Picking Notes
Run the the scale, ascending and descending, using the following patterns. You can add variations not listed.


Scale Placement
Remember that the first note defines the key of the scale. Try the scale in several location to reinforce your knowledge of note locations on the low E string. For example: 3rd fret G note, 5th fret A note, 7th fret B note, 8th fret C note, 10th fret D note. Also, try the scale in the open position and an octave higher on the 12th fret.