Fretboard navigation & chords

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izildop
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Fretboard navigation & chords

Post by izildop » December 28th, 2018, 2:51 pm

Got two question's

- My chord transiting is getting kind of better. My question was if anyone knows, some beats for in the background to make the practice a little bit more fun, you know to get more rhythm in it. Playing songs a still a little bit the hard yet.

- How do I improve navigating horizontally and vertically on my fretboard, do I need to practice pentatonic scales for that?

Thank you.

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Re: Fretboard navigation & chords

Post by Alan Green » December 29th, 2018, 12:17 am

Beats - Google it. There are shedloads. Avoid those you have to pay for

Navigation - play songs at full speed. It doesn't have to be anything difficult; lots of songs just cycle around four chords
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Re: Fretboard navigation & chords

Post by izildop » December 29th, 2018, 11:02 am

But is pentatonic scales a good focus for navigation?

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Re: Fretboard navigation & chords

Post by Alan Green » December 30th, 2018, 1:14 am

izildop wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 11:02 am
But is pentatonic scales a good focus for navigation?
No - unless you call out the note names as you play them, pentatonic scales is a focus for playing pentatonic scales, which you will then use to improvise a solo.

Scales on the guitar - pentatonic, major, harmonic or melodic minor, whole-tone, modes etc - are all pattern based, so all you really need to know to play them are the notes on the 5th or 6th string where you're starting.

Here's a challenge for you - play this standard doo-wop/ pop sequence using A or Am shaped barre chords: A-F#m-D-E.

Let us know how you played it.
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