Ok, so I am on a roll, I have successfully completed two blocks of planned out practice routines, (links to previous weeks under this post), but in all honesty I had to finish Exercises 2 and 3 of Fridays on the following Saturday due to some guitar maintenance.
I replaced my strings with a thicker gauge from 10 – 46′s to 11 – 49′s and I noticed a buzz on the D string, so I had to raise the bridge which meant I had to replace the grub screws in the saddles to get the right height, I then had to re-tune the intonations which took some time. (Video on how to tune the intonations coming soon)
Anyways, this week I will continue with exercises 2 and 3 that I started last week but now on the B root note, if you haven’t read what they are, it is continuing with the second exercise on page 19 of Guitar Fretboard Workbook, but now for the B root note, this is basically drawing out the root shapes and naming out loud as I play the root note positions.
Tip: If you want to see what the root note shapes are, check out Barrett’s book “Guitar Fretboard Workbook” on amazon.com and click on the “Look inside this book” link
…and for Exercise 3 I will continue with the exercises on page 22 of the Guitar Fretboard Workbook, which is basically spelling the major scale on one string and naming out loud each note as I play using the major scale formula, but now for the B major scale.
I also will move onto the next exercise on page 13 of the Rhythmic Lead Guitar workbook, which is learning the C major scale using pattern 2. But instead of just playing the fingering pattern I will be naming out loud as I play both the scale degrees, and notes of the scale.
You can see my progress for each day as I log in and mark the exercise completed in the table below.
- Exercise 1. Practice the exercise on page 13 of the Rhythmic Lead Guitar workbook, which is playing the C major scale using pattern 2 whilst naming out loud as I play both the scale degrees, and notes of the scale for at least 10 mins.
- Exercise 2. Complete the second exercise on page 19 of Guitar Fretboard Workbook, starting with the B root note.
- Exercise 3. Write out and name out loud as I play the B major scale on one string, starting with the 1st string.
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