fretboard workshop

It’s about time you really deal with getting around the neck—in any key.

Beginner

Beginner

• Develop a deeper understanding of chord theory.

• Learn how to systematically move through each key.

• Create a visual map of the entire fretboard.

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The main focus of this column is improvisation. We’ll be looking at things from a jazz improv viewpoint, but you can apply these concepts to any style of music. If you want to know how to sound consistently good when writing melodies or improvising musical lines, you must know your chords. Before we get into the nitty gritty of making your lines sound strong, first I want to make sure you have some things under your belt.

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Develop a smoother sound and strengthen your fretting hand with Allen Hinds' look at all things legato.

Chops: Intermediate
Theory: Beginner
Lesson Overview:
• Build up strength in your fretting hand.
• Learn how to use geometric shapes across the fretboard..
• Understand how to play with more dynamics.

Click here to download a printable PDF of this lesson's notation.

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