March 25, 2013

Learning the neck: 6 note patterns

With these 6 note patterns you can learn to play fairly quickly up and down the neck. The lay out is very visual.
I used the notes F# G & A on the 6th string and B C & D on the fifth string. This pattern repeats. (Bar 1 & 2 and 5 & 6)

In the second line something similar happens. A 6 note pattern is divided on two strings.
G A & B on the 6th string and C D & E on the 5th string. (Bar 3 & 4 and 7 & 8)

Bar 9 -14 combines the two.

Learn to see the string pairs. Learn the names. Since they repeat all over the neck you learn the names of the notes over the entire fingerboard. In this series I will add more and more. Find your own. Learn a lick on one string pair and repeat them on the others. Piano players use this technique all the time!


1 comment:

  1. Interesting... this dovetails nicely with some things I'm working on practice-wise - thanks!