Should You Learn Learn Three Notes Per String Scales? (3NPS Scales) free download: chord tone arpeggio pack fretboard mapping improvisation lead guitar quick tips scales technique Oct 25, 2022

In this short video I share my preference between three notes per string scales (3NPS scales) and CAGED scales.
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3NPS Guitar Scales Video Outline

0:00 - Intro
1:05 - My experience with 3NPS
2:26 - Where 3NPS falls apart
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Make Miles Davis Proud (Playing scales over 'So What') fretboard mapping improvisation jazz guitar jazz standards lead guitar nail the changes online courses phrasing scales Oct 18, 2022

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Playing Scales Over "So What" Video Outline

0:00 - Intro / Nail the Changes / context
1:42 - Playing approach & description
5:17 - Demonstration with consistent rhythms
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Altered Scales PART 2 - How to improvise with the altered scale in real music free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns fretboard mapping improvisation jazz guitar lead guitar lessons on the altered scale modes music theory scales Nov 23, 2021

Altered scales are great to use while improvising to create tension. This video is on how to use the altered scale in real music. You can do these exercises with any scale, not just altered. 

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Weekly Lesson #102

 

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Practicing Guitar on a Unicycle | Unicycle ride celebrating 100 guitar lesson videos! beginning guitarist fall in love with the process not the outcome free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns improvisation lead guitar practice strategy & outlook scales unicycle riding Nov 09, 2021

People have asked to see me practicing guitar while on my unicycle so this is a unicycle ride video celebrating my 100th lesson on this channel! This will get you excited about practicing guitar :)

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Altered Scales Explained + All 5 altered dominant scale guitar patterns (super locrian) free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns fretboard mapping improvisation jazz guitar lead guitar lessons on the altered scale modes music theory scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales Oct 05, 2021

Altered scales. What are they? Also called the altered dominant scale or the super locrian scale, the altered scale is a mode of melodic minor & awesome for improvising with over dominant chords. 

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Weekly Lesson #95

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Make your own guitar fretboard diagrams - Free guitar diagram software review free download: chords with color fretboard mapping music theory reviews scales Sep 28, 2021

Guitar fretboard diagrams are useful for learning. And sometimes we might want to make our own! In this lesson I review a free website that lets you make your own guitar fretboard diagrams. 

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Weekly Lesson #94

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Connecting Scales for Improvising on Guitar / Soloing blues related free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns fretboard mapping improvisation jazz guitar lead guitar practice strategy & outlook scales Jul 20, 2021

Guitar soloing & Improvising on guitar in general is tricky business. We often find ourselves “stuck” in scale positions one at a time. This lesson is about connecting scales when improvising on guitar.

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Money - Pink Floyd Guitar Riff in 5 Scale Positions free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns fretboard mapping lead guitar music theory scales song learning Jul 13, 2021

Money by Pink Floyd has an iconic intro riff that’s super fun to play on the guitar. In this lesson I teach the Money Pink Floyd guitar riff and how to practice for deep guitar fretboard knowledge.

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Weekly Lesson #83

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MELODIC MINOR Scale Guitar Patterns - All five positions free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns fretboard mapping improvisation jazz guitar lead guitar modes music theory scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales Jul 06, 2021

Melodic minor scale guitar patterns can be elusive compared to other scale types. This lesson covers melodic minor scale theory, all 5 melodic minor scale guitar patterns, & how to apply them.

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Weekly Lesson #82

 

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Harmonic Minor Scale Guitar Positions - how to nail them free download: top 3 pentatonic patterns fretboard mapping improvisation jazz guitar lead guitar scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales Jun 29, 2021

Harmonic minor scale guitar positions are important to learn if we want to nail soloing over chord changes in minor keys. Some say the harmonic minor scale is the 2nd most important scale.

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Weekly Lesson #81

 

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Major Blues Scale - Guitar mapping exercise beginning guitarist blues related fretboard mapping lead guitar scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales May 25, 2021

Major blues scale guitar shapes are less often used than the minor blues scale (what we call “the blues scale). These two blues scale types are modes of each other. Here’s how to distinguish them.  

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Blues Scale Guitar Positions - How to play all 5 shapes beginning guitarist blues related fretboard mapping lead guitar scale types in 5 positions (root to root) scales May 18, 2021

Blues scale guitar positions allow us to play the blues scale ALL OVER the guitar fretboard instead of just in one spot. It takes some time to get the other positions down, but it’s worth it.

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Weekly Lesson #75

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