Ex-022 Octave Scale

Practice your Octaves in unison with this simple exercise!  Octaves help you become more mobile on the fretboard and aware of what you’re playing.  I believe they are one of the most beneficial fretboard concepts […]

Ex-018 Horizontal Ladder Exercise

Improve your fretboard knowledge with this rut-breaking ladder exercise from my upcoming book on learning the fretboard.  This exercise can be applied to any sequence of notes, such as a scale, mode, or arpeggio.

Ex-014 Repeating Bass Two-Octave Scale

Practice two-octave scales in a unique way while practicing your picking technique.  This exercise is a great way to practice two things at once.  This exercise is a great way to learn a scale so […]

Modes

Learn how and why to use the modes in this lesson.  They’re as easy to play as the major scale, but you need to know how they work to play them correctly.  This lesson will […]

Chord to Scale Relationships

If you know your chords, and you know your patterns, then this lesson will benefit your playing immensely. Knowing how chords and scales relate to each other helps you to find them more easily than […]

Pentatonic Scales

Learn the major and minor pentatonic scales, their patterns, when to use them, and why they’re the scale shortcut.

The Major Scale

Learn how to play, form, and use the major scale effectively.  This is arguably the most important scale you can learn.  It is used in improvisation, chord construction, diatonic harmony, and much more.