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ChristopherSchlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor
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ChristopherSchlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor
Joined: 08/09/05
Posts: 8,408
10/17/2013 2:16 pm
Originally Posted by: TerranautYes, by roots music I mean the blues, country, bluegrass...[/quote]
OK, good deal. Thanks for the detailed reply. That helps a lot in pointing users in the right direction.

In GF2 I cover a lot of the basics of what scales are, why they are important & how to actually use them. For example, you might know how to do something like walking in between chords. But I explain the conceptual process in these tutorials from GF2.

Scale And Chord Relationships

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=426
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=427
http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=428

Please make sure to look at the bottom of each lesson page to see the fretboard graphics in order to better visualize what I am teaching in the videos.

That sort of thing is widely used in blues, country, bluegrass, early rock. Once you understand why it's done, it can help you play much more musically.
[QUOTE=Terranaut]And I sampled the first link on improvisation and it seems more like where I can go with some practice and concentration.

Good deal. This tutorials I linked above on Scale & Chord Relationships are a necessary foundation for expanding into those improvisation lessons. So, I encourage you to tackle them first, then go to the improvisation lessons I mentioned previously.

I understand it can get frustrating to watch stuff you already know how to do. But, please keep in mind we have to plan for every possible skill level of student! :) That's what the forum is for: to speak up like you've done & ask for an instructor to point you in the right direction. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do our job!

Please ask more when & if necessary. I wish you the best of success with your guitar learning & playing!
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