Friday, April 9, 2010

More Contrary Motion

Here's another way to play a contrary motion scale. Unlike the previous pattern, the note positions are not symmetrical, but it is possible to play all the notes in groups of two within accessible hand positions. Let's call this an 'asymmetrical pattern - rooted on the 3rd string.'

The diagram below shows how the pattern is arrayed on the fretboard.

Because it is so complex, a single diagram cannot adequately illustrate the sequence of this pattern. Below is a step by step diagram of the entire scale (click on the image for a larger version);

And finally, here is tablature and notation for the pattern including fingering;

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