6 note shapes

6 note shapes – major scale There are only 3 ways that notes occur on a string as already identified here.  When you examine all the possibilities on the guitar fretboard you find there are fixed patterns that these shapes move from one to the other. When you...

3 notes per string

3 notes per string If you take that pattern for a major scale of Tone Tone Semitone Tone Tone Tone Semitone it means that there are only 3 ways that three notes can be spaced apart by these tones and semitones: Tone Semitone, or Semitone Tone, or Tone Tone. They look...

play guitar faster

In order to play things at higher speeds we have to make the movements automatic. The first step in this process is to make sure the movements are technically correct – playing with the tips of the fingers, using the correct down and up strokes etc .. Then the...