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 A.
- We're gonna take our idea of playing major scales…in closed positions to the A major scale now.…And one of the great things about this scale…in the form as it works its way up and down…the strings on the guitar…is it introduces the concepts…of what we're gonna cover a little bit later on…in this intermediate level…of how positions can actually kind of shift and change.…We've talked about transition points from rhythm to lead,…and within that transition point…so string changing, and things to sort of isolate.…
And there's a point mid-way through this A scale…to where we're gonna look at how…now our left hand positions…can kinda work up to smooth transitions.…Can kinda start taking place,…and being aware of how to make those happen.…And, so starting what will find our A,…which is fifth fret, low E string.…(musical note)…And so using again, we got six strings, and we're working…with our four-fret, four-finger left hand technique builder.…
We'll start with a low F#.…(musical notes)…That's six seven and back to one.…
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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