Last weeks practice routine was huge for me, I kept finding myself doing heaps of little extras and when I got to the last day of the routine I totally bombed out, I felt like I couldn’t even pick my guitar up.
Well, I guess it really comes down to discipline and how much I want to improve, to get past those moments of fatigue and tiredness.
Anyways this week will be pretty much the same as last, I will still be drawing out and playing the root note positions, like I have been doing since starting these posts, but this week will be for D.
I will also continue to write out and play each one of the five Major scale shapes for D using the major scale formula and the tip’s found on page 23 of Barrett’s Guitar Fretboard Workbook.
I am going to skip writing out and playing the Major scale on one string and replace that exercise for playing a random Major scale over the whole fretboard, as I explained in this post titled…”How to Play A Major Scale that Covers the Whole Fretboard.” I will devote at the very minimum ten minutes for this exercise.
I will also move onto the next exercise found in the third chapter of the Rhythmic Lead Guitar workbook, which is to play the C Major scale in separate groups, this will basically require me to play the scale with some different phrasing and timing techniques that are all explained within the book.
You can see my progress for each day as I log in and mark the exercise completed in the table below.
- Exercise 1. Complete the second exercise on page 19 of Guitar Fretboard Workbook, for the D root note.
- Exercise 2. Write out and play each one of the five major scale patterns found in the CAGED system for D using the major scale formula and the tip’s found on page 23 of Barrett’s Guitar Fretboard Workbook
- Exercise 3. Practice playing a random Major scale over the whole fretboard for a minimum of ten minutes.
- Exercise 4. Play the exercise on Track 8a of the accompanying CD of the Rhythmic Lead Guitar workbook, which is basically playing the C major scale in groups with specific phrasing for each of the groups.
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