Scales and modes exist to create melodies. They are also wonderful training tools. Train smart & sing through your instrument. If you can sing it, you can play it.
Prerequisite session from Fretting in Techniques.: Open & Closed • Fretting Confidence • Two basic states of a string. Know that tones are going to work.
E Major Scale in a Line • Get started with a Major scale on a single string. 221-2221.
The Pull • [the pull is a type of slur • also in Fretting]
Pull Exercise using E Major Scale in a Line
EON for for E Major Linear Scale [This standalone session is also listed in Chords. It is not in the Next and Previous navigation for either.]
Figuring Out Melodies • First tones are given. Use your ear to map the remainder. Do this!
Melody Answer • You got this.
Em-G Pentatonic, Frame One
E Blues • Adding a B♭ to the Em Pentatonic
Adding Tones to Em-G Pentatonic • One way to create modes
C Major Scale • Linear on Strings 2 & 5, and in First Position.
P1 Training Goal & Big Goal • Return to the big goal until you have it.
Tones Against E Major & E minor Experiment
Moving Frame One of the Pentatonic to A minor & C Major = +5 frets
Adding Tones to Am-C Pentatonic
G Major Scale • F-sharp instead of F • one tone different from C Major - also see Chords in G Major