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C Major - 2nd Position mandolin tabs

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  • Tablatures

    Scales

    Exercises

    Learn the Basic C major scale and fingering for 2nd position.

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  • Alternate Picking

    Exercises

    Learn the basic picking pattern for applying constant 16th notes and alternate picking to the C major scale.

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  • Patterns of 2

    Exercises

    Scale patterns of 2 using standard fingering for C major scale. If you don't know the common fingering, refer back to the Scales tablature.

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  • Patterns of 4

    Exercises

    4 note scale patterns make for a great study and workout!

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  • 3rds

    Exercises

    Learning to skip around the major scale by playing intervals known as thirds, can really help you understand the scale pattern better. It can also help you unlock some new sounds and ideas for your own playing. A minor third is a 3 fret jump when playing it on a single string i.e. D string open and jump to the 3rd fret. A Major 3rd would be a 4 fret jump i.e. D string open to 4th fret.

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  • Diatonic Modes

    Exercises

    Diatonic modes allow you to get new flavors and moods out of the same key(C Major in this case) simply by having a starting and ending on a note other than the tonic, or starting note(also C in this case).

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More about C Major - 2nd Position

An exploration of C major in the second position

Here you will find 6 different ways to play C Major - 2nd Position on mandolin. The beginner C Major - 2nd Position tab will show you how to play the basic melody line. Once you feel comfortable playing that then move on to learning the intermediate arrangement, which will teach you how to incorporate more 16th notes. Finally, the advanced C Major - 2nd Position tab shows you how to really show your playing off with some flash bluegrass licks all based on the melody.

Use Tunefox’s unique practice tools to take your playing up a notch or two. The tempo slider allows you to set the perfect tempo for your practice, depending on your goals. Work up to your ideal speed for the song using the Speed Up tool and once you’re ready to commit C Major - 2nd Position tab to memory, use Memory Train to gradually hide the notes in the song each time it loops.

Get creative with this arrangement of C Major - 2nd Position by using the Tunefox Lick Switcher feature. This tool lets you decide what licks you’d like to learn in the song and helps you better understand improvisation and creativity within the chord changes of C Major - 2nd Position. Shuffle all of the licks in this tab to create an entirely new version of the song.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of C Major - 2nd Position are a great tool for practicing the melody or improvisation. Go to Settings to change the volume levels of the mandolin, full band tracks, and metronome to suit your practice needs.

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