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Hey guys, here's a lesson on some scale shapes on the top 3 strings that could further enhance your picking, speed, endurance and overall knowledge of the fretboard. Enjoy!

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Hey guys, here's a lesson on some scale shapes on the top 3 strings that could further enhance your picking, speed, endurance and overall knowledge of the fretboard. Enjoy!

Quick tips:
  • I like playing with a distortion setting with some reverb. It sounds cool so it keeps me going!
  • The shorter the movements, the less space you need to travel to your destination...
  • Keep your left hand parallel to the fretboard and do not curl your pinky! Relax the pinky.
  • I would set the metronome to count off eighth notes. It makes it easier to count off and stay in time.

I hope you found this lesson useful! Please rate and comment! Thanks!



You can download a free PDF of the lesson here.

About the Author:
By George Salas. For more free lessons, please visit gsguitarfun.weebly.com.

11 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Radzilla7
    "The shorter the movements, the less space you need to travel to your destination" and that straight pinkie's moving around like hell to get where it needs to be.
    Radzilla7
    "The shorter the movements, the less space you need to travel to your destination" and that straight pinkie's moving around like hell to get where it needs to be.
    Maestro_727
    Ah, you caught me on that! Nice. I barely noticed that it is moving quite a bit. Thanks for letting me know! Perhaps you can contribute a lesson demonstrating correct pinky technique?
    tabpro9999
    Ha, I see your last lesson has left you a little butt-hurt and over sensitive. Any further criticism you get is brought upon yourself by your attitude when you respond to comments. Just saying dude, as a fellow teacher, there are ways to say things
    Maestro_727
    Hey man, I'm sorry but I wasn't upset. He was absolutely right, so it's all good. I think that would be a great video to make too perhaps with a couple of pinky excursus. As far as being sensitive, It does bother me that it seems that it is the people who don't contribute material to UG to be the first to say anything negative but I'll get over it. Contributors put themselves on the line when writing a lesson and we're human! We make mistakes haha
    tabpro9999
    My apologies, its hard to decipher tone in a written statement sometimes. I thought you were being sarcastic. As for the second point, welcome to the joys of being a teacher. You do these things for you, not for them. Oddly enough, that's when shit works out. Your passion becomes intoxicating and will strike a chord with your students.
    Maestro_727
    Nah man, no worries. I re-read it again and it did sound sarcastic but I would like to see what he could come up with For teaching, I do it for them actually but you're right, it is a great reward and is very satisfying to ourselves which is probably why we do it. It sucks when you teach (FOR FREE) and you get some people pointing the small mistakes out... I'm like, "dude, I'm trying to HELP you FOR FREE and you're pointing out my small mistakes? Like really!?!" haha that's what it's like though! It's very nice to hear criticism and if they do it constructively, I am very appreciative because it lets me know what I can work on as a teacher and contributor of this website.