Melodic Scales banjo tabs

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  • G Scales

    Difficulty

    This is a comprehensive look at the essential G scale patterns for playing melodic banjo. Some of the fingerings are weird at first, so practice slow and stick with it!

    • Key G
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play G Scales
  • C Scales

    Difficulty

    You'll notice that the C scales use very similar positions to the G scales. The main difference between G and C is one note. C scales include F natural, and G scales have F#.

    • Key C
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play C Scales
  • D Scales

    Difficulty

    D major is one of the more difficult keys to play melodic in because of the large stretch from the 9th fret 3rd string with your pinky to the 5th fret first string with your index finger.

    • Key D
    • 100 bpm
    • Tuning aDGBD
    Play D Scales