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Another Useful Major Scale Form - Shape 2

Easy
11

In this exercise, you will continue visualizing and practicing a Major Scale in several positions on the fretboard, to help you further make linkages between scales and the fretboard.

In Guitar Lesson: Major Scale (and an explanation of modes!)

Playing a Minor 7th Arpeggio String Skipping Style

Hard
33

In this exercise, we will start learning how to play 7th arpeggios using the string skipping technique, by first looking at a Minor 7th arpeggio.

In Guitar Lesson: String Skipping Around 7th Arpeggios

Major Scale Harmonized in Thirds

Easy
35

In this exercise we will take a look at a Major Scale and see how we can play the scale in third intervals, which might give you a new perspective on scales!

In Guitar Lesson: Major and Minor Thirds - Seeing a Major Scale Afresh

Major Scale - Shape 1

Medium
20

In this exercise, I will show you a shape for a Major Scale in one octave that we will use throughout the fretboard to help you see scales everywhere!

In Guitar Lesson: Major Scale (and an explanation of modes!)

Major 7th Arpeggio on Two Strings

Medium
169

In this exercise we expand what we know about triad arpeggios and look at a major 7th arpeggio and how to play it on two strings for some cool sounds!

In Guitar Lesson: Seventh Arpeggios - Cool Sounding Patterns on Two Strings

Legato - Three Note Pattern 1

Easy
63

In this exercise, I will start you off with your legato adventures by showing you a simple three note pattern that will come in handy for all sorts of legato lines that you can dream up!

In Guitar Lesson: Legato - Starting from Basics

Tapping Triad Arpeggios - Putting it Together

Hard
42

This is the last exercise in my introductory tapping guitar lesson, where we use the knowledge from the previous exercises to come up with an interesting tapping passage.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Tapping - Diminished Triad on One String

Medium
26

In this exercise we look at yet another triad type - the diminished triad - as a way to take a musically interesting approach to tapping.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Tapping - Minor Triad on One String

Medium
71

In this tapping exercise, we continue our study of using triad arpeggios for tapping melodically, this time focusing on a Minor Triad.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios

Tapping - Major Triad on One String

Medium
150

In this exercise we will take a look at how to tap major arpeggios as a way to use finger tapping in a musically meaningful way.

In Guitar Lesson: Tapping - Starting with Triad Arpeggios