Tag: scales

D Minor Arpeggio

As I’ve previously stated Arpeggios are excellent exercises for both fingers and mind. When playing them on guitar they break up the tendency to play scalic patterns. Also there are techniques involved that can push your playing further. You can either do alternative picking or sweep picking: V = Down Stroke X = Up Stroke […]

Major Scale Patterns part 2

Following on from my previous article Major Scale Patterns Part 1 I’m going to show you three other Major scale patterns. It is recommended that you read that article first. The first of these patterns is an alternative to the previous articles ‘E’ string based pattern. The suggested fingers for this pattern are: 1st, 2nd […]

Scales: G Major

Scales on Gmajor for guitar and in staff view. Also how to play on keyboard/piano. Staff View: Using Treble cleff G Major Scale: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G ————————————————————————————————————————————————- Guitar: Click on image to see larger version on scale. Again G Major Scale: G, A, B, C, D, E, F#, G Playing […]

Writing A Bass Line – Primer

So you’re here, looking for the answer? Same as it ever was, these are just ideas, musings if you will. All music and writing is subjective – it’s personal and down to individual taste. But as always with practice gettting what you want will get easier with time spent exercising your compositional brain. As with […]