In this post we are going to look at the E Sharp Major Scale and how to play it in all positions along the guitar fretboard.
E# major is enharmonically the same as F Major. It is a very rarely used key and almost not worth paying attention to. It has been included for the sake of being thorough and because it has relevance to certain modes and can be a useful reference point. For example, A# Lydian is technically a mode of E# Major.
The E sharp major scale contains 3 sharps (#) and 4 double sharps (x):
E# – Fx – Gx – A# – B# – Cx – Dx
As I mentioned, E# major is the same as F Major. I would suggest focusing on F major for now, if you are still trying to get your head around major scales. Otherwise, if you want to get right into it, have a lot at the positions below.
Let’s look at the E# major scale in the different positions on the guitar fretboard:
Firstly, let’s look at the open position:
Now, let’s look at E# major in the 1st position (the lowest fret is fret 1):
Now, let’s look at E# major in the 5th position (the lowest fret is fret 5):
Now, let’s look at E# major in the 6th position (the lowest fret is fret 6):
Now, let’s look at E# major in the 9th position (the lowest fret is fret 9):
Finally, let’s look at E# major in the 12th position (the lowest fret is fret 12):
That covers the 5 basic positions and the open position of E# major along the guitar fretboard.
For more information on major scales check out the post a complete guide to major scales on the guitar.
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