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G Melodic Scale Workout - The Modes

  • The Modes
  • Key   G
  • Tempo   90 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 G major scale starting on notes other than C. For example, the second mode in this tab starts on the A note. For this A Dorian scale, you're playing all of the notes in the key of G, it's just starting on the A. Therefore, the notes for this scale are ABCDEF#GA.

Tags: #exercises, #technique workout, #scales