Using the major scale in the key of G, 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 wanted to show you a few things about…practicing working notes up the neck,…finding notes up the neck and…specifically for this style of guitar playing.…We talked about smooth transitions…and so we're going to talk about position transitions…and how to do that.…Again, we're going to use a major scale…to help build a technique.…We'll start with G,…and we know our G Major scale notes…are G,…A, B,…C, D,…E, F#,…and G all right.…
What we're going to do, we're going to find all the notes…starting on an open plucked string…all the way up to the 12th fret on each string.…Starting with the open E,…it will just alternate picking.…E,…F#,…G,…and then A, and you'll notice now…we've come to our pinky,…and we've got our four fret access idea…that we've stressed this whole time here.…We're going to switch to get up to the next note,…which is B.…
We're going to shift to the next…four fret access point here at the B.…(picks guitar)…Now to get to the E,…I just want us to shift the whole arm up…to where the pinky hits the E,…and the reason that is, is this position here,…
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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