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Navigating the C Major Scale
The C Major Scale is typically the first Full Diatonic major scale that most players learn. It’s the first scale to learn when stating to explore music theory - the principles of music.
With the ukulele’s ability to play notes in alternate locations along the fingerboard this scale can be played in different positions.
Every Finger Every String
Ultimately you should able to play any note using any finger. A great way to explore the fingerboard is to start on every note of a scale and play all available notes in that position ( vertical ) or along the strings ( horizontal ).
We’ll start our exploration using the C major scale and starting on each note of the scale along string three , playing all available notes in a four or five fret span.
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