Practice Makes Better Music
Effective Practice Methods For Guitar
posted on January 20, 2021
December 16, 2021 at 7:26 am
Hi Trent, thanks for the response.
I’m generally just trying to divide my practice up efficiently to develop my scale familiarisation horizontally and vertically.
Maybe a follow up on combining vertical and horizontal into one practice session would be interesting?
On a side note I must say your videos and website are really great quality thanks for the effort you have clearly put in.
December 16, 2021 at 9:15 am
That sounds like a great approach to making a well-rounded routine.
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head here – one of the the real valuable applications of these is to use them to travel horizontally between areas of the neck in order to connect with other patterns you know.
This reminds me of an interview I heard with George Benson where he describes how he’s constantly moving horizontally around the neck. He explained that the change of position keeps him coming up with new and different ideas.
I took that into my own playing by using single string patterns to connect the “vertical” patterns that are more typically used for soloing.
I will think about a good way to package that up into a lesson.
I really appreciate the kind words! I have indeed dedicated a lot of time and effort to this project but it’s fun and rewarding, especially to hear from people like yourself.
December 15, 2021 at 6:25 am
What sort of progression from this lesson do you recommend? Every string in every key?
December 15, 2021 at 9:24 pm
Hey Luke, thanks for the question.
Definitely move to different strings and keys. I would suggest trying it in different keys on the same string.
You can extend the scale pattern to go further than an octave. You can also try different kinds of arpeggios.
Would you be interested in a follow up to this that goes deeper into the idea? I could show some more ways that I’ve practiced these.
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