Learning To Expand Your Playing

Expanding your knowledge of the neck an showing how to move down the neck scales and chords. Also some note facts that could help you out. So check it out!

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Right now I want you to get comfertable with learning chords an all the notes of the neck. First the notes study them.
E    A    D     G   B    E  open strings
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F    A#   D#    G#  C    F   -- 1st fret
F#   B    E     A   C#   F#  -- 2nd fret
G    C    E#    A#  D    G   -- 3rd fret
G#   C#   F     B   D#   G#  -- 4th fret
A    D    F#    C   E    A   -- 5th fret
A#   D@   G     C#  F    A#  -- 6th fret
V    E    A     D   F#   B   -- 7nth fret
C    F    A#    D#  G    C   -- 8th fret
C#   F#   B     E   G#   C#  -- 9nth fret
D    G    C     F   A    D   -- 10nth fret
D#   G#   C#    F#  A#   D#  -- 11th fret
E    A    D     G   V    E   -- 12th fret
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Study it an it can totally help you but now we are moving on. There are many ways to make the same chord an make them sound different. For instance F#
The chord is 
l--2-----l
l--2-----l
l--2-----l  F#
l--4-----l
l--------l
l--------l
Now this is F# you can also make the power chord version of it. Which Is
l-------------l
l-------------l
l-------------l
l--4----------l
l--4----------l
l--2----------l
This also F# just the power chord version. Now the main thing I really want you to get programmed. Is this..
L---------l
l---------l
l---------l
l--4------l  F#   
l--4------l
l--2------l
Move down one from F $ and you get..
l-----------l
l-----------l
l-----------l
l--5--------l G
l--5--------l
l--3--------l
  G
You see we moved down one fret from F# an got G. Just like the notes. You see the notes are just like the chords and power chords. So for instance....
l---2--------l
l---2--------l
l---2--------l
l---4--------l   F#
l------------l
l------------l

l--3---------l
l--3---------l
l--3---------l
l--5---------l G
l------------l
l------------l
Ah starting to see? It easy to know when you get it. So what ever chord you make on the neck its gonna make a note.
l---2----l
l---3----l
l---2----l
l--------l  D
l--------l
l--------l

l----4----l
l----5----l
l----4----l E
l---------l
l---------l
l---------l

l--------------------l
l---2----------------l
l---2----------------l
l---4----------------l  B
l---2----------------l
l--------------------l

l---4----------l
l---4----------l
l---4----------l  A Minor
l---7----------l
l--------------l
l--------------l
Now your gettin pretty good right? Remember anytime you have trouble thinking the notes go to the top. An see the note graph. Now moving on, chords an notes. You can play any chords an play any notes..if they are in key!
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l------------------------------l
l---4------4------4------------l
l---2--xx--2--x---2------------l
Guitar two :
l----------------------------7h10p7----------------l
l-------------7-----7-----------------7h10p7-------l
l----------------9------9---------------------8----l
l--------------------------------------------------l
l--9---7-9-7h9p7-----------------------------------
l--------------------------------------------------
Thats a basic start off for beginners. If your advanced an you want some more beef in your pot. Then you could do the top then continue the bottom. Continuing:
l-------------------------------------------------------------------l
l-------------------------------------------------------------------l
l-----------------------------------------------7--9-----------7-9--l
l---------7-9--------7-9--------7-9-------7-10-----------7-10-------l
l--7-10--------7--10-----5h10----------10---------------------------l
l-------------------------------------------------------------------l
 Tremelo picking with under tapping Palm mute..................
Then try to explore it with some tapping after that contiuing. Continued :
l-----T12p10p8p7---------------------------l
l-----------------T12p10p8p7---------------l
l-----------------------------7--6*--------l
l------------------------------------------l
l------------------------------------------l
l------------------------------------------l
Maybe add some sweeping?
l----------14h19p14--------------------------l
l------15-------------19p115h19--------------l
l--15-------------------------------T16p14---l
l--------------------------------------------l
l--------------------------------------------l
l--------------------------------------------l
Hope this helped.

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    shnurs
    "You can play any chords an play any notes..if they are in key!"
    i kind of get it, but please explain further!
    vietkid32
    haha cool, the chords to the second guitar part i kindve get, the second guitar part starts on an f# like the chord which makes it in key, but how do you know when the rest of the notes in the second guitar part are played in key, is it because its in the same scale as f# is in? sorry if you dont get what im saying, and nice lesson
    SteinKalt
    I'm not sure if this will help with any confusion, but I noticed there is an error in the diagram of notes. On the D string, the 3rd fret is labeled as an E# and the 4th is an F. These notes produce the same tone, which is known as enharmonic. That being said, the D string should read, when starting with the first fret: D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, A, A#, B, C, C#, D Hope that helps!!
    hoodaneez
    i dont understand a thing i dont know how to read that first thing on the top
    Serfius
    hoodaneez wrote: i dont understand a thing i dont know how to read that first thing on the top
    Hold your guitar neck up to it with the strings facing you, then imagine that the indentation between each line of notes is as wide as your frets. Get it now?
    poopnate
    Some of your chord diagrams are wrong l--2-----l l--2-----l l--2-----l l--4-----l l-----l l-----l is F#m, not F# l--2-----l l--2-----l l--3 -----l l--4-----l l-----l l-----l is an F#, move this chord shape down 1 fret for G and so on...
    five_oh_gold
    Your chart is wrong. D string. E#????. Only half step between G and A. Ok. Thats new.