Position Possibilities for E Major Scale in a Line
What did you decide? The way that most beginners play this scale is with a single finger (it is going to be 1 or 2, with the 1 finger 95% of the time – this is okay, good shifting training). With a single finger, we’d be shifting for every new tone. So, the idea is to limit shifting.
We always want to know the position our fretting hand is located.
We can ascend and descend differently (using a different shift pattern).
Be in the position [P#] at the time the tone is to be played. Use the finger that is assigned to each fret, in the position indicated. Fingers are below the single string tab.
Here, we are ascending with 2 shifts, stays in P9, then 2 shifts back, which are different than ascending.
Again, different, up and down.
There are a lot more options. You decide. Make decisions.
For whatever position you choose, we train with that choice. Just the act of figuring out the best option, is training itself. Once we have it in the hands, we push tempo. Awareness of our control thresholds provides benchmarks. Use a metronome to track or just go by feel.