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Discuss the Mandolin lesson: 2 Octave Scale Exercises

We all hear these players that seamlessly transition from down the neck to up the neck in a split second, and we wonder…how did they do that?! One way is by using a catapult note to enable a smooth transition from a low position to a high position…which is EXACTLY what these scale exercises teach you to do! After practicing these exercises, you’ll see how we can use open strings to really open up the fretboard!