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Scale Diagrams for the C6 Neck

Learning scales and positions on the C6 neck can be very rewarding. The neck and its tuning lends itself very well to playing single note passages and melodic phrases.

Here are scale diagrams to help with visualizing scales and pockets on the C6 fretboard…  These are in the key of C major and can help in memorizing notes of the scale and fretboard, and also to spark some creativity when playing.

C Ionian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Vertical)

C Ionian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)


D Dorian Scale – 10th String Root (Diagonal w/ 3 notes per string)

D Dorian Scale – 10th String Root (Diagonal w/ 4 notes per string)

D Dorian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

D Dorian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)


F Lydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)

F Lydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)


G Mixolydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 8th String Root (Left/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Vertical)

G Mixolydian Scale – 6th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)


A Aeolian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 10th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Right/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 9th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Left/Vertical)

A Aeolian Scale – 8th String Root Position (Vertical)


I will be adding more modes/scales and keys periodically…I hope these help, enjoy!

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