How To Switch Boxes In A Scale
 Feb 17 2010, 04:32 PM Post #1 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 18 Joined: 13-October 09 Member No.: 7.701 For example, I know how to play the boxes in the pentatonic scales pretty much upside down.But just playing box by box feels kinda limited, and when I try to move around I keep forgetting the other notes in the other boxes.So, does anyone got any tips? maybe some lesson to help me memorize better? I know I'll learn it eventually, but any help learning it faster would be much appriciated!
 Feb 17 2010, 04:37 PM Post #2 GMC:er Group: GMC Senior Posts: 6.771 Joined: 2-January 09 From: London-ish. UK. Member No.: 6.517 Check out Ivan's Pentatonic series. He'll introduce you to 'The Sliding Pentatonic' which is probably the easiest way to start! -------------------- I'd rather have a full Bottle in front of me than a full Frontal Lobotomy!!
 Feb 17 2010, 04:40 PM Post #3 Instructor Group: GMC Instructor Posts: 144 Joined: 12-January 10 From: Tetovo/Skopje - Macedonia Member No.: 9.129 1. Learn the scale linearly on each string.2. Make exercises where you connect 2 adjacent boxes until you can do it effortlessly, then add another one, etc... --------------------
 Feb 17 2010, 05:02 PM Post #4 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 235 Joined: 1-September 08 From: Tampa, Fl USA Member No.: 5.818 QUOTE (Damir Puh @ Feb 17 2010, 10:40 AM) 1. Learn the scale linearly on each string.2. Make exercises where you connect 2 adjacent boxes until you can do it effortlessly, then add another one, etc...+2
 Feb 17 2010, 05:09 PM Post #5 GMC:er Group: Members Posts: 18 Joined: 13-October 09 Member No.: 7.701 QUOTE Check out Ivan's Pentatonic series. He'll introduce you to 'The Sliding Pentatonic' which is probably the easiest way to start!Just checked it out, looks promising! I'll get started as soon as I get home! QUOTE 1. Learn the scale linearly on each string.2. Make exercises where you connect 2 adjacent boxes until you can do it effortlessly, then add another one, etc...That's some good tips! never thought of learning ALL the notes on each string, this should be really helpful I have tried to connect the boxes, can do maybe 2 boxes together very slowly, but once I go through more than 2 it gets too hard for me. Guess I'll just have to practise harder! Cheers guys!
 Feb 17 2010, 06:43 PM Post #6 Learning Rock Star Group: Members Posts: 133 Joined: 10-May 09 Member No.: 7.165 Learning to go horizontal on the guitar neck is very good to practice.You often get stuck in only playing vertically up and down in the boxes.. This can be bad, because it limits you..Incorporating this approach in your playing will give it a whole new dimension, and while it is the same notes you will be playing, it will sound totally different.. -------------------- SincerelyRuzz

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