1 Octave major scale exercises for Grade 5-6 in 5 positions with legato and vibrato techniques

These 5 major 1 octave scale exercises are in the key of A major.

The 1 octave scales in 5 positions can get a bit laborious when you have to practice them, so why not add a bit of flair and work out your techniques at the same time? These are a requirement for RGT grade 5 and above, but anyone would benefit from learning them. When you know the scales, it means you can transfer melodies to different places on the neck to achieve different tones, and it also opens up different possibilities in terms of which techniques can be used (e.g. hammer-ons between certain notes cannot be achieved in all 5 positions).

Try playing these with and without a click at various tempos.

Also try linking two, three or even all 5 exercises together.

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