Simple Box Patterns To Increase Speed

author: rockgod33652 date: 02/25/2010 category: guitar techniques
rating: 7.2 / votes: 11 
Box patterns are some of the easiest things to do to speed up your guitar playing.Box patterns can be hard or easy depending on where on the neck you do them. A box pattern can do anything in a song like an intro, outro, or a solo. Here are some patterns from easiest to hardest. Some will be close some will be down the entire neck. Play each pattern on every string as shown in the tab. Play each one slow at first and build up your speed. Box Pattern #1
e----3-7-5------------------------------
B----------3-7-5------------------------
G----------------3-7-5------------------
D----------------------3-7-5------------
A----------------------------3-7-5------
E----------------------------------3-7-5
Play the 7th fret with your pinky to increase mobility and speed. Box Pattern #2
e----3-12-5-9----------------------------------------------
B-------------3-12-5-9-------------------------------------
G----------------------3-12-5-9----------------------------
D-------------------------------3-12-5-9-------------------
A----------------------------------------3-12-5-9----------
E-------------------------------------------------3-12-5-9-
Now on this on play the 3rd and 5th fret with your index finger and the 9th and 12th fret with your pinky. Box Pattern #3
e----15-12-14-9------------
B---------------15-12-14-9-
This one you only play on the first and second string. This one will help you with moving up and down the neck the faster you can play it the better it sounds. Box Pattern #4
e----21-7-9-12---------------------
B--------------21-7-9-12-----------
G------------------------21-7-9-12-
This pattern helps you with quick changes on the neck. If you are a beginner and can't play this work on the first three til' they are fast and then this one will come easier. Ok so this last one isn't really a box pattern its more of a scale that you can play to increase your speed.
e-----------------------------------5-7-9-
B-----------------------------5-7-9-------
G-----------------------5-7-9-------------
D-----------------5-7-9-------------------
A----------5-7-9--------------------------
E----5-7-9--------------------------------
Hope these patterns helped you out in your right hand and pinky speed. Use Your pinky on every single pattern.
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