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Intervallic Techniques - StumbleUpon

Intervallic Techniques - StumbleUpon
Welcome to Neal's Intervallic studies for the guitar. My goal here is to teach players to break away from the usual linear and scalar pattern approach to the guitar. I always found it more musical when using a wide intervallic style of playing like Eric Johnson and several Fusion Jazz Players. So for now, I have placed a few examples below to get you guys started. Enjoy! Here is a couple of video examples on my youtube page using some of these techniques.

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Learn The Guitar Fingerboard Thoroughly in 16 Days Photo by John W. Tuggle If I have to name two things that took my guitar playing to the next level I would say music theory and memorizing the fingerboard. It made me understand the big picture. Songwriting Exercises - Handout Songwriting Exercises by Joel Mabus Scaffolding Stuck? Here’s an old trick to get you going. How to read and write Tab back to classical guitar tablature page The Guide To Tab Notation below, written in 1995 by Howard Wright, has been slightly amended for this html version. A more recent version may be available on the newsgroup rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature Appended are samples of many different tablature explanations taken from tab files Viewing and Editing Tabs - Tabs are best viewed using your browser. The line endings of tabs on classtab.org are currently in Windows format (so that they are readable in Notebook).

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