Mastering the Fretboard

by Chris Shofner

Lesson step:

  • main
  • 1
  • 2
  • Members only3
  • Members only4
  • Members only5
  • Members only6
  • Difficulty: 3
Scrubbing / forward / rewind: arrow right, arrow left keys
Jump to start: Home or `s` , you can also click/tap the lesson part again (the numbers above player)
Go to next part: PageUP or End. ( iOS: swipe right or left over video )
Volume: ArrowUp / ArrowDown keys
Go to any part: Number keys (combinations also possible)
Pause or play: `k` or space key
Fullscreen: `f`, esc to close
  • Lesson
  • My notes
  • Statistics

  • The "Mastering the Fretboard" lesson covers an exercise that will help develop a greater understanding of the relationship of notes up and down the fretboard by exposing patterns. This is done through the explanation and exploration of modes as well as their relationship to the diatonic seventh chords. We also look at circular picking, a technique that will add speed and accuracy to your playing. Together these concepts can improve your soloing technique and composition.

    Techniques introduced:

    Circular Picking
    Playing Modally

    Key: C
    Chords: CM7, Dm7, Em7, FM7, G7, Am7, B half dim 7
    bpm: 120

    Scales used in the lesson:

    C Ionian


    D Dorian


    E Phrygian


    F Lydian


    G Mixolydian


    A Aeolian


    B Locrian


    When you put it all together it looks like this:

  • Login to use my notes. No GMC account? Register here.
  • Members practicing this lesson

    REC Takes

      This lesson does not have any REC takes yet.
      Here is how to submit one.

    Lesson views

    • Total views: 0
    • Member views: 0
    • Guest views: 0