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Photo by Bigstock photo The standard minor pentatonic scale is normally played over 2 octaves and stays within one position. If you have been playing and improvising with the minor pentatonic scale for some time it’s likely that you want to break out of that one position and expand your reach on the fretboard. You can use the minor pentatonic scale over 3 octaves for this purpose. It wil give you much more freedom and flexibility. When you play “the pentatonic scale over 3 octaves” it means you actually play 3 pentatonic scales, one after another.

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100+ Gifted Guitarists You Should Know: Part 1 Nominated and selected by the TrueFire community, the following ten players join TrueFire’s 100+ Gifted Guitarists You Should Know list in recognition of their extraordinary talent and musical prowess. They are listed in no particular order. Click here to see the full list and learn more about this series. Frank Vignola Frank is one of the most accomplished, multi-dimensional players walking the planet today. Better Guitar - Guitar Songs You Should Learn. There are certain songs that every guitar player should try to learn. Either they are commonly requested or they have cool guitar parts that will expand your playing skills. I am going to list songs in several styles of music and explain why I think they should be add to your “play list.” While most are electric guitar songs, there are some acoustic songs also. Obviously, this type of list won’t ever be comprehensive, and no doubt, many will disagree with my choices — and find many ommissions. But I have choosen songs I think are worth learning.

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Overview of learning styles Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. 16 Steps To Guitar Scale Mastery One of the most difficult aspects of learning to play lead guitar at an advanced level is the ability to turn those scales into music. There are a lot of books and websites that cover guitar scales, but aside from showing a fretboard map of the scale most don’t do a good job explaining a method to really use them to make music. After a lot of struggling and frustration I was able to finally get a grip on using scales to make music.

10 Ways to Play the Most Beautiful Open Chord Shapes 10 Ways to Play the Most Beautiful Open Chord Shapes Part I A great way to make your chord progressions and songs sound awesome is to use open chord shapes. I always love to use these chords to add some flavor to my chord progressions. One of my favorite chords is Fsus2.That chord has got the whole package for me. It’s sounds beautiful, gentle, tight, cool and rough at the same time.

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