NEAPOLITAN  MAJOR  SCALE  -  LEFT  HANDED
The Neapolitan Major scale is simlar to a Major scale with the 2nd and 3rd notes lowered by a half tone.
C Neapolitan Major Scale:
C
Db
Eb
F
G
A
B
C
Scale Formula:
1
b2
b3
4
5
6
7
1
Other types of scales use selected notes of a Major key and alter them as well. For example, the Blues scale formula is  1 -  b3 -  4 -  b5 -  5 -  b7. For other types of scale formulas refer to the SCALE FORMULAS page.
There are 3 types of scale fingering patterns shown below. The Caged system is the easiest pattern to learn and provides for a 2 octave range in 1 hand position. All of the numbers in RED are the suggested fingerings. Once you memorize this fingering pattern you can reuse it by moving up or down the fretboard. Whatever note you start on is the 1st note of the scale.
Caged System - Root starting on 6th string




Caged System - Root starting on 5th string




 
Horizontal System - Uses more of the fretboard to give you a 3 octave range.




 




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