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Neck Dominating & Speed Building Guitar Scale Runs

Learning scale patterns gives you a roadmap for your solos. But knowing how to navigate the larger patterns fluidly and musically is a completely different skill.

In this lesson I show you how to use these larger scale patterns to build speed and fluidity in your movements across the fretboard, by applying economical fingerings to help you break out of those constricting “3 notes per string” patterns.

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We look at both creating drawn out run sequences and combining runs with more articulated phrases.

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  1. How can I stretch my point and middle finger to play third and fifths fret on low E? How is it possible especially keeping fingers on the string?

  2. Im having a hard time understanding the numbers in the boxes and what they mean? Are they tabs?

  3. Great lesson! I had half stumbled on an idea like this but this makes it more understandable and graspable. I've been trying to spice up my scales and this will do nicely.

  4. Nice! Can you jus explain why and when the scale goes one step back? Its some sort od pause…First case is D_E_D (string – A)…and then it goes normaly further.

  5. I been playing 40 years .. 40 years terrible, don't know guess music is not my thing.

  6. Very helpful thank you very much. Also direct and to the point… well done!

  7. can somebody please explain to me how the phrygian dominant scale fits into the major scale? I thought it was just the fifth mode of the harmonic minor which is not diatomic

  8. My friends, your lessons are just brilliant, amazing to say the least, you have gotten all the praise you need. I am wondering if it is possible that you would create a playlist. To give us youtubers a direction and path with your youtube videos. Either way this is a gold mine and thank your kind soul

  9. This video was perfect for allowing me to expand my ability to traverse positions across the neck. Very well illustrated.

  10. KILLER! Many Thanks & Kind Regards ; )

  11. This is the best 7 minute lesson I have seen. I have been looking for something like this for a while. Loved it keep it up!!

  12. Lots of information but trying to play along to the video doesn't work. I had to keep going back and rewinding mid play and just gave up when it went too fast.

  13. Seriously well done; great way to avoid ruts.

  14. Can you help me analyse
    How to play in drop b tunning
    And explain the purpose of
    Why you would tune your strings
    For a different pitch or tone?

  15. Man ve ben looking for this video, i just didnt know where to find it! Have my standrad boxes worn out to bits, could never figure out how to smoothly move up the neck a bit, only ever had one channel in any one place! Great video!

  16. Glad I found your page. KIller

  17. great lesson. thanks.

  18. Hmmm, just made my old Tele sound better , thanks .

  19. Excellent lessons here!

  20. Just hoping not to give up..GREAT LESSONS MAN.

  21. Wow, a cool way to work on modes or scales without being bored to death. I feel like I work on modes 5 hours a week and I'm getting nowhere.great video , I just subscribed, keep 'Em coming!!!!

  22. Excellent lesson. I am definately going to watch them all. Thanks for revealing some of the secret juju magic for us learners..

  23. awesome, learned alot, going to run these tonight..

  24. How does Brian Sutton and Chris Thile tear up the neck FLUIDLY with acoustic instruments without effects? That would be a great lesson!

  25. have you checked out Andrew Wasson with creativeguitarstudio? you guy are doing great things and together your teaching styles could conquer the guitar world!! very good ideas!

  26. yeah let me just pull my music theory out my ass hold on cough cough, nope nothing there im afraid. I have to move along to the trick page.

  27. thanx, you explain things just right for me :)

  28. A Pentatonic Blues involves (1,b3,4,b5,5,b7)
    Can you explain what the things in parenthesis mean i now my intervals but what the hell are those not asking for you to tell me what the blues scale is just what the hell the series of numbers and letters means like how does it work 

  29. good work on this lesson. i've been looking for a tabbed out alternative to the guitar grimoire style scale patterns and this is it

  30. This is cool. I feel that, if I can get this stuff down, to some degree, and play it up to speed, I could sort of sound like one of my all-time favorite guitarists. Yes, Steve Howe
    of course. Cheers. I`m subscribing.

  31. You are the king of Youtube guitar theory lessons. A god among men. I am still watching all your videos, absorbing something new every time I do, even though I've been through them all multiple times. I really am grateful you share your talent not only as a player but as a teacher.

  32. hey….maybe you can do a lesson playing towards the nut. To build on top of this lesson
    because it'll pretty much cover the entire neck
    Kind of like playing an open C maj chord or the C maj barr chord. I hope that makes sense….
    The pattern cris cross each other like V or up side down v   so they form an X

    or like checkers…for the pentatonic scale..( the Amin at 5th fret)
    The lower 3 strings is the A minor.  The top 3 are the C major pattern

    or lets say u start that same pattern at the C note @ the 7th fret…it's like play an open
    C maj pentatonic shape or playing towards the nut….I hope that makes sense

  33. if you remove the 2 and 3 in the pattern @ 6:30 while playing in church….
    They'll either throw holy water on you, perform an exorcist on you or have you banned from heaven.lmao
    Play it with a pitch bender (harmonizer) with +/- 3 (WH) pitch above and below the main note. It's fully symtrical on all notes.haha

  34. Sucks playin lefty…this is great…but the layout is backwards for me.

  35. Great lesson!! I have a question. Is it okay to use 1 3 4 to play (for example) G A B instead of 1 2 4 ??

  36. I always enjoy your videos. Thanks for doing this. I love the site and your paradigm for teaching. I will continue to donating to the site.

  37. Thank you very much sir !
    It's too advanced for me right now, but it'll help for sure.

  38. Love this lesson. It's a really great way to work out your fingers, plus it makes a scale sound musical.

  39. Just what I was looking for Thankyou!

  40. Thanks for another great lesson! You're doing an amazing job with your lessons, please do not stop … We need you! :-)

  41. Another very impressive lesson. TY.

  42. Best lessons by far!!

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