Knowing the sound of a scale starts by playing it ascending and descending (see my post on Four Scales You Should Know). But an infinite amount of music can be found within scales by changing the order of the notes and creating patterns. Today’s exercise moves through the Major Scale in ‘3rd intervals’, skipping every other note in the scale. This exercise in the G Major scale will workout your fingers and help you hear new melodies in this hopefully familiar scale pattern.
Hear it in action, first at 50 Beats Per Minute (BPM) then at 100 BPM.
Start slowly. Only when you can keep an even tempo throughout should you speed up!