Improve strength, muscle memory and access to more notes by expanding the Pentatonic scales up the neck into the second position. Learning closed position scales allows moveable shapes that work around the neck. This lesson teaches the key of C.
- We're gonna move now into C, C Pentatonic,…Major pentatonic,…out of this second position.…One of the neat things about pentatonic scales…compared to the major scales,…Usually, on most of the major scales…that we've covered, in the closed position,…you'll notice that there's three notes on each string,…for the majority, and that sort of…creates more of the major scale climb, up and down.…One thing you'll notice, on the fingerboard of the guitar,…is that pentatonic scales sort of block out…a little more of a shape.…
You'll notice that as we work through these things.…Say that to say this about C…is that it actually represents,…you know, something that we need to know,…there's other scale forms that we're going to get into,…the next two, that are used a little more,…but this is, nonetheless, just as important…to know for, again, building…strong awareness, and technique.…Ill jump right in.…Locate our C,…(strumming single note)…right there.…Again we're four fingers, four frets,…you know, trying to grab all the notes that we can,…
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- 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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