Minor Scale Runs : Different Root Notes, Octaves & Key Positions

Now we are going to take our previous run highlighted here in blue, and play it in various other G root note positions and at different octaves on the fret board, indicated in yellow and red.

The tab shows pretty much the same run (with slight alterations at the endings) […]

Major & Minor Scale Runs : Build Speed, Skill & Knowledge Of The Fret board

Below is a full scale diagram of the G minor scale. We are going to work on some runs from one end of the fret board right the way to the other and back again.

First we’re going to take an easy minor scale run on strings 5 and 6. […]

Easy Major & Minor Scale Runs To Build Speed & Fret Board Knowledge

In Parts 5 and 6 of our easy guide to scales, we learned that the major and minor scales are closely related and that they also contain the same notes. This means each one can easily be changed into the other and any key you choose can be easily transposed to a different […]

Chromatic Scales 2 – Exercises To Build Finger Strength, Speed, Agility, Timing & Co-ordination

Now you’ve got the hang of the first few exercises, here are some more combinations that start with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th fingers.

Keep practicing these with your metronome, or on-line metronome and remember to improvise with your own techniques such as string skipping, hammer on’s and pull offs […]

Chromatic Scales – Exercises To Build Finger Strength, Speed, Agility, Timing & Co-ordination

Chromatic scales play a huge part in building a guitarists finger strength, speed, agility and co-ordination and their importance should not be underestimated.

The chromatic scale consists of 12 half step or semi tone intervals and comprises of every note in the common musical scale.

The Chromatic Scale

As you […]