Welcome back! Today I wanna share with you some good guitar practice techniques that I
personally use a lot.
There are so many scales. Just with the C major scale you can find 12 different ways of playing
on guitar. You have different octaves and different positions; I mean the possibilities are
endless. So I wanted to take a moment and show you a cool way to practice these scales. Let’s
start off by checking out the C major in 3 different positions:
I had a teacher back in Argentina and he was great. He showed me how to connect different
scale positions to practice them and to come up with new licks. The idea is to move your hand
to the next position whenever it’s possible. Ideally you move whenever you reach the last note
on the string you are playing. Let’s check out an example:
In the example above the 5th note is the last one of the first position; right after you play that
note, you have to move your hand to the 2nd position (2nd tab) that I showed you above. Also,
after the 9th note you will have to move your hand to the 3rd position I showed you.
Now, let’s check out another exercise. This is a pattern based lick and very easy to play. The
idea is that you have to play a note and its third. So you instead of playing C, D, E, F, G, A, B
you would play C, E, D, F, E, G and so on. Let me show you what I mean:
Pretty cool huh? You can also do it backwards as shown at the end of the exercise.
Another way to practice scales is to skip a string, like this:
The exercise is using the 1st position of the major that I showed you but you can of course use
any of the 3 tabs that I shared with you or simply use a different one. String skipping will
strengthen your picking technique.
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