Major Scale Exercises

Introduction
The major scale is a great way to practice your single-note technique and learn to move around on the harmonica. We’ll look at the basic scale, and then two exercises.

The Major Scale

4 	-4 	5 	-5 	6 	-6 	-7 	7


7 	-7	-6	6	-5	5	-4	4

Exercise #1: Leapfrog

4	5	-4	-5	5	6	-5	-6

6	-7	-6 	7	-7	-8	7

And let’s play it back down…

7	-6	-7	6	-6	-5	6	5

-5	-4	5	4	-4	-3	4

Exercise #2: Groups of Four

4	-4	5	4

-4	5	-5	-4

5	-5	6	5

-5	6	-6	-5

6	-6	-7	6

-6	-7	7	-6

-7	7	-8	-7

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and back down…

7	-7	-6	7

-7	-6	6	-7

-6	6	-5	-6

6	-5	5	6

-5	5	-4	-5

5	-4	4	5

-4	4	-3	-4

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