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:
E# Major Scale In The Open Position
Let’s look at the E# Major scale in the open position (notes and tabs).
E# Major Scale CAGED Positions
Here are the 5 CAGED positions for the E# Major scale on the guitar (notes and tabs).
E# Major Scale in the 1st Position (lowest fret is 1)
E# Major Scale in the 5th Position (lowest fret is 5)
E# Major Scale in the 6th Position (lowest fret is 6)
E# Major Scale in the 9th Position (lowest fret is 9)
E# Major Scale in the 12th Position (lowest fret is 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.