Beginner Guitar scales
Learning scales are a great way for a beginner player to gain independent finger control and strength. It is also a step into learning the notes on the guitar in small manageable sections that later will prove useful in song learning and improvising. For advanced students scales are a must learn in order to become proficient on the instrument and have a full understanding of the guitar.
Here is a tab of the open first position of a C major scale. The numbers refer to the frets that are to be played and the 6 lines are the strings. The bottom line is the 6th Low E string and the top line is the high E string. This is a great scale for beginners and will be found in most early guitar grade books.
Here is the next scale that you may wish to try, a minor pentatonic scale. Which is a 5 note minor scale, which is greatly used in rock, blues, jazz and many other styles of guitar playing.