In this lesson Tony teaches what he calls “advanced scalar technique.” This is a melodic sounding technique but is not melodic in the approach to how to move through the scale. This lesson will teach you even more ways to navigate around the fretboard to find the notes you are looking for.
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- Here's one of my favorite techniques to use these days,…this is, you could call it, an advanced scaler technique,…even though you're using kind of a Scruggs-y right hand,…it's not a melodic style thing, but it sounds melodic…and gives you scale patterns in a very easy way.…I'll play just a little bit of a version of…'Blackberry Blossom' that you can use to spice up that tune.…("Blackberry Blossom")…So instead of going...…
Now the right hand technique,…let's just take this open to start with,…that's all it is 'till the cows come home.…I start with the middle finger just for the very first note,…and then you do a forward roll, thumb, index, middle,…on the fifth, second, and first strings.…Now the thing is, you're doubling the first string,…middle middle,…middle middle,…but you don't wanna use the middle twice in a row…'cause if you're trying to get things up to a faster speed…that'll slow you down, so start with the middle,…then forward roll, then rather than doubling the middle,…bring your index finger over to the first string…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Playing melodic-style scale patterns
- Playing single-string scales
- Using the backward-alternating thumb roll technique
- Advanced scale techniques