How to Play Major Scales in Groups of 3 or 4

Here’s another way to practice your scales that will help you learn them better and more quickly. As I mentioned in the last scale exercise lesson, it’s a good idea to practice your scales in as many different ways as possible.

Watch on You Tube

For this lesson, I again used C Major, but you should practice this exercise in every key. In addition, those how read notation should write out this exercise in every key. This helps you learn the note names in addition to the fingering pattern.

Read Lane's Teach Me Bass Guitar Review

C Major Scale in Groups of 3s

C Major Scale in Groups of 4

Download Groups of 3 PDF | Download Groups of 4 PDF

Remember to start at a tempo at which you can play this exercise perfectly ten times in a row. Then, increase tempo two beats per minute at a time.

Have fun, and…

Aim High – Play Low


Was this lesson helpful? Let me know in the comments below. And feel free to ask questions! Share it with your friends using the tiles below, and hit the LIKE button if you’re of a mind! ~ Lane

For BLHQ Updates, follow Lane on Twitter and LIKE BLHQ on Facebook

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Free Bass Guitar Tips

Show Your Support for Bass Lessons HQ

Why Donate? Learn More...

Connect with BLHQ on Facebook

Read Lane’s Teach Me Bass Guitar Review