Improve strength, muscle memory and access to more notes by expanding the major scales up the neck into the second position. Learning closed position scales allows moveable shapes that work around the neck. This lesson covers the key of D.
- We're gonna move on now to the D scale.…We're still gonna work in our, basically what we're…gonna call the second position.…The index finger's on the second fret,…and the idea, continuing, is we're gonna grab…as many notes as we can with the D Major scale…with this forefinger four-fret access…in order to build strength and solid left-hand technique.…So, moving on, first thing to do is locate where D is,…so I'll show you first, it's fifth fret…of the fifth string, with the pinky.…
And so, we're diving right into what might feel like…some serious burn, some serious new muscle usage…at this point, and this is why these scales are good to use…for technique building and muscle building,…but also, music awareness.…Because, you know, we've said before,…fiddle tunes are based out of major scales,…and the more familiar that you are, and the more familiar…that your hands are with how major scales feel,…then the more music you're gonna be able to play,…because these positions are closed, once these start…feeling set into your muscle memory,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Intermediate bluegrass guitar techniques
- Intermediate fretting
- Hammer-ons and pull-offs in G, C, and D
- Intermediate rhythm exercises
- Playing intermediate bluegrass tunes
- Opening up the fretboard with expanded scales and chord exercises
Skill Level Beginner
1. Intermediate Right and Left Hand Technique
2. Intermediate Rhythm and Concepts
3. Intermediate Bluegrass Tunes 1
4. Expanded Scales to Open Up the Fretboard
5. Fretboard Expansion Exercises
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