PLEASE see my 2 other threads on the first 2 boxes for position playing (I call it 6-2 and 5-4 major scale positions).
They were the easy ones, u put ur hand in position and don't have to move them at all.
Here's two more
As before NOTE - this is NOT tablature, rather I show the fingers you use on the left hand
E A D G B E (pinky stretches on the 4th string)
| 1 1 1 1 1
| | | | 2 |
| 3 3 3 | 3
4 4 | | 4 4
| | 4 | | |
Starting from 1st position this scale is
1st pos Ab
2nd pos A
7th pos D
E A D G B E (position shift on the B string)
| | 1 1 | |
| 2 2 | 1 1
| | | 3 | |
| 4 4 4 3 3
| | | | 4 |
1st pos B
2ns pos C
9th pos G
Summary of all 4 box positions for major scales
These are all finger patterns to memorize in one position, move up and down the fretboard and play the exact same pattern to get different scales. I label them with the string they start on and the left hand finger that you start with.
So, my first thread (see other thread on position playing major scales part 1) was 6-2, my 2nd thread was 5-4 (see thread on position playing major scales - part 2). This thread completes the major scales with 6-4 and 5-2 patterns for major scales.
As I have said in my earlier thread, these are good exercises to build muscle memory for major scales by memorizing just 4 patterns. After u build muscle memory, recognize the root of the scale i.e. which major scale it is. Move it up and down and remember the major scale.
When u see a major chord, instead of strumming, try arpeggiating notes of the corresponding major scale - hit a few notes (not all), vary the timing, do whatever, build a sequence that "sounds" nice.
Finally (and I am just getting to start with this myself), start repeating each note of the scale - this will build fretboard knowledge while also learning scales.
Hope these major scale exercises are useful. Happy scaling (yeah yeah bad pun !).