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How To Visualize Every Note On The Fretboard

Posted by Pure Speed on Thursday, May 28, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

How to visualize every note on the fretboard


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Master one key first

When I started this series of articles I promised you that if you stayed in the key of A-Minor/C-Major long enough, I would teach you to name any note on the fretboard in as little as a day. Well here's the simplest and easiest way to do this. But it will only work as well as your ability to visualize the A-Minor/C-Major scale. If you don't feel very confident at this yet, be sure to stay in that key ...

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How To Use All This Now, Now, Now!

Posted by Pure Speed on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 
How to use all this now, now, now!


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A second way of navigating

I'm an impatient guy. I like to be able to use what I learn very fast. This article as about the strategy that I have used to go from playing the standard blues scale pattern, to using all of the fretboard and all of the available scales and arpeggios. It's simple, easy and fun to work with. But first I would like to expand a bit on my last article. Yesterday I showed you how I navigate around the fretboa...

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How To Always Know What Scales To Use

Posted by Pure Speed on Monday, May 25, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

How to always know what scales to use


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How to make the right choice fast

In this article I'm going to give you a quick, easy tool you can use to instantly know what scale to play over any rock, pop or metal chord progression. I'm not going to go into the deeper realms of music theory, I'm just going to give you a simple and very effective tool.

So let's say you have to figure out which one of the three scale tools you can use to play a solo. Here are the two things y...

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How To Create The Malmsteen Sound

Posted by Pure Speed on Saturday, May 23, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

How to create the Malmsteen sound


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Change one note and everything changes

The last tool you need to be able to improvise over any rock, pop or metal chord progression, is the Harmonic minor scale. This scale is our old friend the Minor / Major scale with a slight change and a new name. You take your natural A-Minor scale but change the 7th step and push it up one fret. Here's our well known A-Minor / C-Major pattern:



Now let's push the 7th step up one fret (The G not...


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How To Master The Minor And Major Scales

Posted by Pure Speed on Thursday, May 21, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 
How to master the Minor and Major scales


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The same scale used in a different context

Let's get one thing straight: The "Natural Minor scale" is just your old Minor / Major scale, used over a Minor chord progression. In the last article I covered blues rock and how to mix the "Dorian" scale (Which is still the old Minor / Major scale with a new name!) with the blues scale. To play over chord progressions in a regular Minor key we'll do almost the same thing. We won't ...

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How To Master Blues Rock Scales

Posted by Pure Speed on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

How to master blues rock scales



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The Blues scale and the Dorian mode

When ever you play solos in a Blues/Rock context you can use the blues scale and mix it with the "Dorian" minor scale. The Dorian scale is just your old regular Minor/Major scale that we've been focusing on in the last couple of articles. But every step in the Major scale has a name of it's own. IF you start on a C and play 7 notes up and down, you'll hear what we call the C-Major scale.

This scale...

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How To Nail This Challenge In Two Months

Posted by Pure Speed on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

How to nail this challenge in two months


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If you fail to plan - you plan to fail

This article will show you ways to master all the things I've talked about.  And the first and most essential thing is the concept of planning. This doesn't have to take more than a couple of minutes but it's essential to your success. Planning is deciding what you will do and for how long you will do it. Here's what happens when we don't plan:

  1. We decide on something we'd like to maste...

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A Massive Chunk of Shredding Freedom

Posted by Pure Speed on Monday, May 18, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

A Massive Chunk of Shredding Freedom


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The simplest and most effective strategy

When dealing with large amounts of information we must do two things in order to get the most out of our brain.

1. We must group things into manageable chunks
2. We must look for easy patterns to remember
3. Then we must put those chunks of information together like a jigsaw puzzle

Any four notes per string scale pattern consist of one easy pattern, repeated three times across the strings.

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Develop Automated Pattern Recognition

Posted by Pure Speed on Saturday, May 16, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

Develop automated pattern recognition


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An effective strategy

When you've given yourself sufficient time to learn to play all the notes on the top two strings, it's time to move on. But remember, the top two strings should feel like home now. You should be able to clearly visualize all the notes on this set of strings quickly and effortlessly. If you still feel a little slow at this, here's another strategy you can use:

Place your guitar besides your TV-set in an upr...


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Breaking Out Of Limiting Scale Patterns

Posted by Pure Speed on Friday, May 15, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

Breaking out of limiting scale patterns


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The secret to memorizing a map

The fretboard can be compared to a city with it's roads and locations: If you try to find your way around the whole city at once, you have to refer to the map at every crossing and corner. But if you live in one part of the city for a couple of months, you get to know that neighborhood so well, that you can find your way in the dark. And if you then move to another part of the city, the sam...


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A Totally New Way Of Thinking

Posted by Pure Speed on Thursday, May 14, 2009, In : Instant Fretboard Vision 

A totally new way of thinking


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Instant Fretboard Vision

In this series of articles, I'm going to give you, what I consider to be, the fastest and easiest way to "fretboard vision": The ability play over the entire fretboard like it was the easiest thing in the world. If you apply every element in my strategy and really go for it, you will not believe what will happen to your skills in this area. This subject is such an amazing example of how much progress yo...


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