E Sharp Major Scale Positions On The Guitar Fretboard

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:

E Sharp Major Scale Open Position Frets

E Sharp Major Scale Open Position Notes

Now, let’s look at E# major in the 1st position (the lowest fret is fret 1):

E Sharp Major Scale 1st Position FretsE Sharp Major Scale 1st Position Notes

Now, let’s look at E# major in the 5th position (the lowest fret is fret 5):

E Sharp Major Scale 5th Position Frets

E Sharp Major Scale 5th Position Notes

Now, let’s look at E# major in the 6th position (the lowest fret is fret 6):

E Sharp Major Scale 6th Position Frets

E Sharp Major Scale 6th Position Notes

Now, let’s look at E# major in the 9th position (the lowest fret is fret 9):

E Sharp Major Scale 9th Position Frets

E Sharp Major Scale 9th Position Notes

Finally, let’s look at E# major in the 12th position (the lowest fret is fret 12):

E Sharp Major Scale 12th Position Frets

E Sharp Major Scale 12th Position Notes

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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