5 Licks To Help You Play Without Looking At The Fretboard

Playing without looking at the fretboard can be very useful. In this lesson I made 5 long licks to help you play without looking at the fretboard. Play every lick exactly the same time as you read it. No memorizing at all. This lesson is for intermediate/beginner+ players.

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Hi guys! In this lesson i will help you out whit some licks. This lesson is recommended to intermediate level guitarist. I also recommend to play these lick without looking at the fretboard, and play it when you read the tab. This will help you to play without looking at the fretboard. Start out slow (something like 90-100 BPM) and play constant eight notes. No stopping at all.
A Pentatonic minor scale
e|---------------------5-8---------------------8-5-8---------------8-5vv-----|
B|-----------------5-8---------------------5-8-------5-----------5-----------|
G|-------------5-7---------------------7-5-------------7-------7-------------|
D|---------5-7---------------------5-7-------------------5---5---------------|
A|-----5-7---------------------7-5-------------------------7-----------------|
E|-5-8---------------------5-8-----------------------------------------------|
 
A Melodic minor scale (ascending)
e|-------------------------8-5-4---------------------5-4-7-5-----------5vv---|
B|-------------------------------7-5---------------7---------7-------7-------|
G|-----------------------------------7-5-4-------5-------------5---5---------|
D|---7-6-4-------7-6-4---------------------7-6-4-----------------4-----------|
A|---------7-5---------7-5---------------------------------------------------|
E|-5-----------5-------------------------------------------------------------|
 
A Melodic minor scale (descending)
e|-8-7-5-----------5-7-5-----------7-----------------------------------------|
B|-------8-6-5---6-------8-6-5---6---8-6---6---------------------------------|
G|-------------7---------------5---------5---5-7-----5-7---------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------5-7-----5-7-------7-5---5vv-|
A|-----------------------------------------------------------8-7-5-----7-----|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
A Minor/Aeolian scale
e|---------7-5-----------8---------------5h7p5-8---------8-5---------5-8-5vv-|
B|-------6-----6---5-8-6---6-----------6---------8-5---------------6---------|
G|-----5---------5-----------5-------5-----------------------7-5-7-----------|
D|---7-------------------------7-5-7-----------------7-5---------------------|
A|-5-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
A Major/Ionian scale
e|---------------------------------7-------------------------------7---5vv---|
B|---------------------------7-5-----5---------------------7---5-5---7-------|
G|-------------------5-7-5-------7-----7-----------7---6-6---7---------------|
D|---------6-------6-------7---------------7---6-6---7-----------------------|
A|-5-7---7---7-5-7-----------------------5---7-------------------------------|
E|-----4---------------------------------------------------------------------|
I hope it wasn't that hard. If you can play it decently try to make it faster. If anyone interested in more exercises like this i will make more. Mezmerus.

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    Masterace72
    good lesson man makes you concentrate especially when switching string onto a lower fret than last note (or higher) 10
    khcubed
    Thanks for your additions. It's great to find material like this online.
    guitar/bass95
    Im just getting back to online lessons (I had a break) and this is one of the first things Im cheking out, and I cant wait to get to play those, some licks look seriously fun. Thanks for making it.
    firefive25
    I Jus love practicing this it thank you so very much.N thanks for the tip dont look at the fret board i have really improved my playing very thankful to you
    rechellec
    i really like it dude. Its hard for me because im a beginner hehe but can you please upload a video so i can see your finger style. A very slow finger style Thx
    strayleper
    licks like these make the world go round, time just flies pass.. when you're sitting in a room practicing them all day haha