I'm not to sure how to take this. Take chromatic scale, in my case since I not practiced for a while. Would that be 1 hour linear practice or one hour with linear and horizontal? then 1 hour with shifting patterns? or should I practice all chromatic teachings by Pebber 1 hour a day for 1 month each?
yeah it opens some very interesting chord tones and inversions i.e. starting on the third of the chord or the 5th of the chord Got through the circle of 5ths in all 12 keys in the first 4 frets this morning. It takes a while to get the timing right.
Elsewhere on the forum a .pdf file was posted in a chord thread. The file had the chords starting on the 6th, 5th and 4th strings all from open to fret 15 I think it was. Tried to attach it. It is not mine but I found it very useful.
I read somewhere all 12 keys can be done in 4 fret blocks Guthrie Govan I think it was. The 5 position system also has melodic minor and harmonic minor arpeggios which are useful to learn to get all diatonic chord scales in the 4 fret blocks.
One excersise that might help is to grab a progression like G,D Am and play the chords from open strings to fret twelve then go back down to open strings
here it is (hopefully) tell you what how about a chord challenge? take a simple G D Am progression but all the G chords can't be played in same position twice. The same with D and Am chords but sub in any 7th chords or min7th chords you want.
I'll post mine tomorrow with chords used are u keen?
The chords are based on the Major Scale. Learn arpeggios for the chords based on Pebbers' 5 position scale system(min, min7, aug, 6/9 etc,etc) and drill this for a long time. Watch Pebbers' Cause We Ended as Lovers part 2A and do exactly as he says. Pebbers' other videos on chords may be on you tube but are invaluable. Watch those.
Diatonic chord scales are the chords based on the scale tones of the scale. Learn your chord scales.
After that and you have your diatonic chord scales sorted add diminished chords into the half steps.
I suggest that you practice swapping the chords aswell. min7 becomes min9 etc
Practicing Pentatonics Parts One to Three Vidoe's are a good start. Along with picking excersises. Hell learn it all. In All keys an positions and scale sequences use hybrid picking, scalpel and sarod. Dont forget to sing it. if you wacth Pebbers vidoes close enough, he gives you some stuff that's close to those guys jeff beck, jimmy page, clapton, hendrixy bits be careful to watch those three videos though.
well if you really want know what ive been working on is those fecken X-patterns with the different permutations and 7 position melodic minor scales, ear training and mixing harmonic minors with pentatonic minors. Timing as usual
The thing with learning to sight read is that it opens a whole world of classical music that is just downright cool to play. Sax, Violin, Cello, Oboe and other stringed and wind instruments, different tempos and styles I'm no expert at it either, but it seems easier to pick up sheet music from a second hand shop for $1.00 than spend heaps on a tab book.
Managed to give the theme from 2001 A Space Odyssey a wee learn some time ago, Arpeggios and chords everywhere that I may not have even thought of, or how they could be combined in such a way before
Hi Here is a small vid Done in key of C while trying to accommodate chord substitutions. it a C, Am Dm G progression with some alternate fingerings on some chords. Must admit its not timed just a kind of a give it a go thing. Chords Used not in any order C,Am, Dm, G, CMaj9, CAug, C13, Am6, Am7, Am9 Dm6,Dm7, Dm9, Gsus, G(no fifth), Gma7, and a G9.
Mostly used hybrid pickin' any feed back will be welcomed.
Here is my 2 cents. What you are doing with the chromatic scale is great, been practicing it a lot as well. It seems we have a common problem. Getting the timing down on the acoustic without the excess string noise. Clean tone and timing at those speeds. Whats the secret practice to getting it down ? Any ideas?
Hi This is probably not the best answer you are going to get. Both serve different functions. At the same time each system will show a different scale tone that the scales can be started on. A Cmaj chord starts on the 5th string at the third fret. C is the root note. The shape is an A shape.
The Major Scale is 7 tones built on a formula of Whole Steps(W) and Half Steps(H) Major Scale = WWH-W-WWH. The middle W is a link.
The CAGED System dosen't use the entire amount of whole steps and half steps available in the 7 tone scale.
The 3 NPS method uses all Seven Tones to start the scale from, and helps build speed and technique in the left hand.
There is lot more to the 3NPS than meets the ears initially. Sooner or later there will be more than one scale shape appear when playing the C Major Chord at the 3rd fret and the 8th fret. Also you will start to hear about different scale playing techniques such as connect tone legato and other types of legato which the CAGED system isn't really the best to practice with.
I find 3NPS better for trills practice than CAGED.