We’re getting closer to the final chapters of my guitar scales series. This time the B major guitar scale. It’s a simple one, but to be frank all basic guitar scales tend to be that way. There’s nothing really difficult. You can master any scale in a couple of hours.

On the image below you can see the standard pattern for the B major guitar scale.

B major scale v1

The tab:

B major scale v1 tab

It’s the most basic pattern. You hit B sounds only twice. This pattern starts with a B sound on the A string, and ends with a B sound on the B string (which is one octave higher).

As you’d expect there’s a much cooler way of playing a B major scale. One which allows you to hit B sounds three times and can be moved up and down the fretboard easily, giving you a nice progression as you’re forced to switch you fingers back and forth. See for yourself:

B major scale v2

The tab:

B major scale v2 tab

Of course, there are many more possibilities of playing the B major scale. Here’s a video presenting another pattern:

If you want to learn more you can visit all-guitar-chords.com and get the full pattern for the B major scale (click here).

(Images by http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/)