Single string style playing has a unique sound and feel and in this lesson Tony teaches several exercises that will build your facility in the single string style by working out of scale positions. Single string style works more horizontally up and down the neck to move around the scales as opposed to vertically up and down the strings.
- I want to talk some more about single string right now…and I'm going to give you some exercises which will…build your facility in the single string zone.…And this is not moving around the neck.…This is just working out of scale positions…and developing your comfortability with that.…But I find for myself just doing these exercises,…all single string playing feels more comfortable…after I've done this for a little bit.…So basically when you're playing scales,…there are three ways to play a scale…in the single string....…Well, there are many ways,…but there are three basic, main ways to do it.…One is starting with the pinky,…let's say we're in G since we're so G-oriented,…but this can move around anywhere.…
You could do, you could do G-sharp.…(banjo scale)…But we're going to go down one fret and do G.…(banjo scale)…Let's start with the pinky…on the fifth fret of the fourth string,…and so you'll do that, start there.…And this completely alternating…thumb, index, thumb, index, thumb, index,…so I'm not even going to have that…
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- Playing melodic-style scale patterns
- Playing single-string scales
- Using the backward-alternating thumb roll technique
- Advanced scale techniques