Guitar Picking Lesson...

GuitarBlog: Guitar Picking Lesson...

This weeks GuitarBlog covers how to improve your picking technique with specific attention to playing scale patterns horizontally.

Playing scale runs that rip along the neck crossing multiple positions and using multiple groups of string sets will involve mastering quite a few playing skills. 

These skills will include; the need to know and understand all of the scale patterns on the fingerboard, (Note: if you're still learning your scales, keep practicing them until they are all thoroughly memorized). 

The next idea is scale fingering, especially with how players organize connecting their fingerings from one fingerboard location into another. When a guitarist connects scales laterally for much longer picking runs, there is a lot going on with the; 1st, 2nd, and 4th, as well as, 1st, 3rd and 4th fingering combinations. Get to know them and how they will function in the different neck regions. 

Lastly, you've got to have your skills together with; alternate picking, economy picking, technique for position slides and for the use of hammer-on's and pull-off's. Having a solid grasp on these techniques will help a guitar player shift from one region of the neck to the next with ease. Enjoy the lesson!

Guitar Picking Lesson

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