Open G Tuning scales

Scales for Open G tuning with diagrams and explanation.
What follows is a guide including major and pentatonic blues scales covering the alternate tuning named Open G. Notice that these instructions are invalid for guitars in standard tuning.

Major scale

G Major is obviosly the key scale for this particular tuning and its scale can be played in open position.

Open position shape

The fingerboard diagram below shows a G Major scale in open position including all six strings and covering more than two octaves.

G Major scale diagram open pos Notes: G - A - B - C - D - E - F# Intervals: 2 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 Type: Septonic 

Whole fretboard

G Major scale diagram whole fretboard

Blues scale

The Blues scale in G can be played in open position.

Open position shape

The fingerboard diagram below shows a G Pentatonic Blues scale in Open G tuning.

G Pentatonic blues scale diagram open pos Notes: G - Bb - C - Db - D - F Intervals: 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 Type: Hexatonic

Whole fretboard

G Pentatonic blues scale diagram whole fretboard

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