Friday, January 05, 2007

Single String Major Scales

Here is an alternative way of learning major scales that I learned from Mick Goodrick's The Advancing Guitarist book. Instead of practicing major scales in position, why not learn them on one string? He called this the unitar concept (one-stringed guitar). Mick suggests us to learn the scale on every string but here, I offer one way to start getting into this idea. I have written down all the twelve scales accompanied with the tab for the scales. There are no fingerings written so you can make your own or play the scale with one finger (as I learned from watching a Bill Frisell instructional video a while back. There are many benefits to doing this which include breaking out of position playing as well as discovering phrasing option s that one might not think of when playing in position. You might find other benefits too! Do let me know if you have any insights from trying this out.

And most importantly have fun and enjoy! =)

Till later, play on!


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