Scales in Thirds for Guitar

In this post I will be talking about scales in thirds. While this post is focusing on guitar, it can also apply to other instruments as well. Scales are an important part in any musicians practicing routine. There are a ton of ways to practice your scales and one way is to play them in thirds. I will be showing you two different ways to practice your scales in thirds. The first way is to walk up a third then down a step than walk up a third and so on. I will call this scale pattern "walking thirds". Walking thirds can help you make sure you have your scale patterns down solid. As with most scale practicing, they should be down with a metronome. The second way I'll be talking about pracitice your scales in thirds is what is called "broken thirds". Broken thirds work by playing an interval of a third after each note of the scale, so start with scale degree 1 the play scale dgree 3, then 2 then 4 and so on. Again use a metronome with this scale practice. Both examples can be found on my music teacher facebook page or the links at the bottom of this blog.

Mastering scales is important for any musician. These two scale patterns will help you do just that. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you and happy practicing!

Guitar Scales in Thirds

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