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 F.
- The last scale we're gonna look at here…in these closed positions is F.…If you're comparing this to these workouts,…to lifting weights, this is gonna be maximum weight here.…This is really gonna stress our left hands here.…But again, the idea is to really build a solid approach…to playing this way on guitar.…And, at this point,…F stands for "not for the faint of heart."…And after you play this a few times,…you may have some other choice words you think…why he's trying to get us to do this.…
So anyway.…But, I encourage you to stick with this kind of stuff,…so again, we're talking about accessing four frets,…four fingers, all six strings, with the F scale here.…Starting with F.…(picks deep notes)…Our next option, we don't want to use open strings,…so A is our next note, the third degree.…F, G, A. (picks deep notes)…We got out of our,…a little bit out of our four finger position with the A.…
And we're gonna stay out of it…for at least a few strings here…on the way up with F.…This is because it's just the way that we got whole steps,…
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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