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C Melodic Scale Workout - The Modes

  • The Modes
  • Key   C
  • Tempo   80 bpm
  • Tuning   gDGBD
Learning the modes is a great way to develop a comprehensive understanding of the banjo's fretboard. These modes are just the C major scale starting on notes other than C. For example, the first mode in this tab starts on the E note. For this E Phrygian scale, you're playing all of the notes in the key of C, it's just starting on the E. The notes for this scale are EFGABCDE.

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