A Major Scale with Important Roots

Use this chart to memorize your major scales (here is A major) with the root on your 1st/2nd and 4th fingers. You should start to recognize as you go up the scale that your root lands on one of these fingerings. You can then start to connect the patterns. You also want to memorize the major scale formula so I included the formula going up one string.

The trick is once you learn this technic you can apply it to all major scales. You just need to know your fingerboard.

Any questions?