Scale Positions are often a topic for heated discussion and are of course also an important system for understanding the guitar in the context of the music we play. This video goes over 3 systems for scale fingerings I talk about how they are constructed and work. I also discuss some of the things they do well and some things they do less well.
To also explain why I think the way I do about scale positions I also talk about my own learning path when it comes to scale fingering systems. Hopefully this will also give you some insight in why I think the way I do about the different systems.
You can download an overview of the scales here:
Table of Contents
0:00 Intro and Internet Drama
1:05 Who needs scales anyway?
1:25 My Home Made Blues Scale Position
2:10 Learning Improvisation and 5 Scale Positions
2:38 Needing a System and Finding one
3:40 #1 – 7 Position System
5:30 Conservatory Technique and not learning 3NPS
5:52 Learning to play fast with John Petrucci
6:48 #2 – 3NPS (3 Notes Per String)
8:12 How I know the CAGED SYSTEM
8:40 #3 The CAGED System
9:48 Comparing the systems
10:22 The 7 Position systems and a few issues
10:42 Stretches and Position Shifts
12:10 Hidden Stretches in The CAGED system
13:11 The CAGED Scales and The Basic Chords & Arpeggios
14:02 What System do you use? Did I get something wrong?
14:21 Like the video? Check out my Patreon Page!
You can of course also check out some of my other videos on Scale Positions and Fretboard knowledge: