Moving the Scale Form 41
We played the D Major scale at Omega’s start.
When we move the whole shape up one fret, what were opens are now 1 frets.
The E♭ scale is in P1, though we will have to extend to get to the tones on strings 5 & 4 (and 3 string for 3 tones per string). If 3 tones per string, we shift to P3 for the 2 and 1 strings.
As with any closed system, when we move it, it maintains its quality; its musical meaning. All of the scale components will be in the same relative position.
12 for 1 = movable to every position → 12 Major scales.
When we move this shape to these positions…the key is…
Notice that most of the enharmonic keys for the Majors, have flat names. The only key with 2 names in this list, is F# (also G♭ – 6 sharps/6 flats). See the Circle of 5ths.
We refer to this scale form as 41 [string the root is located/finger that starts the pattern]. We can also refer to this scale as the D Scale form, since the root D is the lowest this shape can be moved [the scale pattern is a heel/origin]. For the key of D Major [the scale form, the heel], we can play this scale as a 40, since we don’t have to fret the nut [the open strings]. But we could play this in P0 (index on the nut) just to see the fingering that will move up.
This Major scale pattern lines up with frame 3 of the pentatonic system and the D CAGED form.