Well it looks like Sundays are proving to be a day of rest, well from the guitar anyways. After going to church in the morning, which I didn’t play, and taking my daughter to her first ballet concert there wasn’t much time to do the Practice Routine exercises for the day, so last week, Sunday was a no play day.
This week’s practice routine will be pretty much the same as last, except I am going to get started on another one of Barrett’s books, which is titled Chord Tone Soloing.
This week I will still be drawing out and playing the root note patterns and positions as I have done in the previous weeks, but this week will be for E (only F and G to go).
I will also continue to write out and play each one of the five Major scale shapes for E using the major scale formula and the tip’s found on page 23 of Barrett’s Guitar Fretboard Workbook, while playing each one of the scales patterns with different timing.
I will continue with the exercise I stared last week, which was playing a random Major scale over the entire fretboard for at least ten minutes.
The next exercise on the list will be to do part b of track 8 from the Rhythmic Lead Guitar workbook, which is basically playing the C major scale in groups, starting each group on a different scale degree. part b covers the two octaves of the scale.
As far as the new book goes, Chord Tone Soloing I will start on the first 3 tracks of the CD, these exercises are a pretty basic intro into the book, playing the root notes and lead in notes of the chords played.
There is one more book that landed in the post today, not sure whether or not to start on it this week, I will see how I go tonight and post an update later. The book is called, Guitar Aerobics: A 52-Week, One-lick-per-day Workout Program for Developing, Improving and Maintaining Guitar Technique, this might be a book that get’s used a lot or on occasion, we’ll see.
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 E root note.
- Exercise 2. Write out and play each one of the five major scale patterns found in the CAGED system for E 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 8b of the accompanying CD of the Rhythmic Lead Guitar workbook, which is basically playing the C major scale in groups, starting each group on a different scale degree.
- Exercise 5. Play the first 3 exercises along with the tracks of the CD for Barrett’s book called Chord Tone Soloing
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