D Major Scale Workout guitar tabs & chords

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  • This is a basic one octave D major scale out of first position.

    • Key D
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play One Octave Scale
  • This pattern is what we like to call the '1231 2342' pattern, which refers to the scale degrees. Listen to this scale a few times to get it in your head, then play along with the tab to internalize it on your instrument.

    • Key D
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Scale Pattern #1
  • This is called the "full" scale because it starts from the G note below the usual D starting tone and goes up to an A. This gives you a fuller range to practice with.

    • Key D
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play First Position Scale - Full
  • This pattern's scale degrees look like this - 13 24 35, etc. You start by going up a third and then you go down a 2nd and it continues in this fashion. Just like the 12312342 pattern, listen to this one to get it in your head before jumping into the tab.

    • Key D
    • 80 bpm
    • Tuning EADGBE
    Play Major Scale in 3rds