Using the major scale in the key of C, Bryan shows you how to find notes up the neck further expanding your voicing options. Also highlighted is making smooth transitions between the positions on the neck.
- I'm gonna show you the same idea out of the C scale now.…The basic, simple review is the notes of a C scale are…(plucking notes) C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C.…So starting all strings open,…working our way up to and around the 12th fret.…And we'll start like this.…Open E, F, G. (plucking notes)…And again, keeping in our four-fret idea,…we're gonna shift now (plucking)…to A...…
to the B.…And with the goal trying to get the pinky…to the 12th fret down here.…I'm gonna shift again.…And because we're closer together,…makes that access a little bit easier.…So that's a little bit of a different sort of a thing…on the low E.…(plucking scale) Shift.…Shift.…What we mainly want to do is sort of avoid too many,…especially down here on these low strings,…too many kind of hard shifts.…The point of smooth transitions is…to maintain a solid access,…a solid technique of left hand…so it should look fairly efficient…and feel as efficient as possible.…
So we're kind of customizing these shifts…for what is going to be the main idea…of this kind of lesson and these kind of things are…
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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