Just excellent Nick - very well focused with clear illustration all over the lesson! This should be an excellent starting point for people wanting to learn more about playing over chord changes - thanks!
Really good, well explained and detailed.
Great one Nick!
Very helpful lesson, like Fran said, well explained!
Is it just the lighting or are some of the frets on your guitar not straight?
Cool lesson, too!
Truly smart and useful lesson Nick, compliments!
Another incredibly usefull lesson Nick, thank you!
Bookmarked for sure! Thanks Nick.
Great workout Nick:)
Looks like you have one of those tricky well tempered fretboards?
Killer lesson Nick
This is a great great lesson nick- the kind of lesson i really enjoy learning and practising. Well explained and an essential topic (epecially the direction i wanted to be going in)- thanks a bunch
nice lesson for scales indeed!
great! will be learning this
Excelent lesson Nick! Very well explained.
Nice lesson, good work there
This hit's the spot. Exactly what I needed. Please keep them comin!! Bookmarked!!!
Very cool lesson! I like the name of the lesson too:)
very creative lesson Nick!!!!!!!!
Excellent lesson Nick!
This is just what I need Nick! thanks so much
Awesome job on this lesson Nick,explained well!!
thanks guys I'm glad this is of help for you - this is how I have practiced and learned my scales for some time and I believe it really gets you to know the scales on a deeper less superficial level.
Greetings for Poland! (Krakow)
with regards to the first 2 frets being bent... Its a system called fretwave. In order for every note to be really in tune on the guitar, every fret would need to be positioned slightly differently, but the worst offending frets are 1st fret G string and 2nd fret B string.. so to compensate for their sharpness the fret is knocked back to make it more in tune. Works great and doesnt affect the playability and means that all the open chords are in tune.. no compromise. So now E chord and C chord are in tune at the same time.
There is a swedish company now making necks called true temperament necks which have every fret corrected on every string! Looks like the guitar has been melted in a serious accident but sounds incredibly in tune! - you pay for it though, one of their necks costs a small fortune!
In regards to the fret wave, if you bent a note wouldn't the guitar change in tune because now to the string is located at a different part of the fret?
Aside from that, great lesson.
no james - you are banding the note from that fret so it means the notes sharpened from the position of that fret. It perfectly in tune and no harder to play than any normal fret.
Good lord Nick.........you run the scales like I do except I am only a one year beginner...but I do keep wearing out frets on cheap guitars (latest Ibanez RG2EX1)
Best stress relief...get those fingers moving..
Thanks for the lesson......BD
wonderfull lesson . nice work Nick
Oh, my God !! hehehe, there are lot of things that I explain in the lesson that I'm uploading now
I hope you explain it better than I XD
great work !!
Your explanations are great and easy to understand
Excellent lesson, very useful, nice reading as well!
I cannot stop praticing this lesson, you add a great point of view in this one and you reminds me the exercices that I did when I studied jazz lot of years ago
great lesson Nick...
Absolutely Great Stuff and explanation
great lesson! just what i needed!
I don't get it :/
Hi steve what exactly is it you don't understand ? maybe I can help you out.
Very nice lesson, Nick!!
what does the e shape and the g shape mean on the diagrams?
that is where i am confused at.
and also is there a reason why u do the shapes at the beginning a bit different to the tab? the chord i mean, not the scales.
Hi there, The G shape is like an open G chord but moved up the neck with a barre - so where we re-position it to determines the key. The note closest to us on the 6th string is the root.
The parts at the beginning of the piece were just improvised around the chord shapes - in the tab I just wrote each scales related chord shapes so its a little clearer to visualize.
hope that helps,
To understand the E shape and G shape terminology you need to first know all your open chord shapes as these are just barred versions of those shapes (without the open strings)... you should also know a bit about the CAGED system. I believe andrew has an article about this on his Theory Board.
all the best,
This is a Wonderful lesson, Nick.
One of those I just love to study!
Are you planning on doing the same kind of lesson
for the other modes as well?
Nick, i just don't understand what's being said half the time as i know next to no theory any recommended lessons to help understand this?
no problem steve - I can relate to what you are saying... I would say its better to start learning the basics of the CAGED system before you jump to this lesson - I will say that this is essential for the understanding of this lesson. I can recommend you check out Andrews theory board for his tutorials on the CAGED system. Once that has clicked Im sure that this lesson will make a lot more sense then.
all the best,
Eddie - thats the plan yes! I personally learned all the modes of harmonic minor, melodic minor, major and diminished in this fashion and plan to do dorian next.. I won't do them all at one, I will probably do alternate lessons of this.
Fine opportunity to learn the major scale. Great lesson!
Please! Please! Please!
Yes, and so on!
Why not for this time a real close view to all the theoretical aspects of this one lesson! Some masterclass, what ever! Relate it generaly and in slices to CAGED, Scales and so on. You got the knowledge and the men (any instructoress once, please again?). Enough of clapping hands between guitar heroes and coolness. Just jealous but consider it. Once!?
Like a safari, you see, with Andrew Cockburn screaming behind the curtains "And here Mr. Kelly is demonstrating exactly what you can read on post 35th September 2003… Got it! Let's move on!"
hmmm what are you talking about ?
Hmm… I'll work on it and then I'll ask you again.