Fingering for Open Position ‘B’ Scale

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    jazzstudentjazzstudent
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    I am trying to tie down the fingering for all 12 scales in the open position.  The first of the ‘dicey’ ones that I am working on is the ‘B’ scale.  I have seen a number of suggestions regarding fingering, including John’s (which suggests playing consecutive notes with the 1st finger).  Coming from a jazz guitar background, playing consecutive notes with the same finger gives me a nosebleed.

    Right now, I treat the notes on the G, D, and A strings as closed position and I play them with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and little fingers.  On the E string, I can use the open position starting with the open E note.

    I have roughed out a graphic for all 12 keys:

    Scales in 12 keys

    I am expanding this graphic to include the ‘natural minor’, ‘augmented’ and ‘diminished’ scales.  But first, I have to get the major scales under my fingers.

    Any suggestions regarding fingering would be welcome.

    Thanks,

    Bill

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