Quite Possibly The Funnest Way To Practice Chords, Rhythm, And Scales

Some people have the self discipline to maintain, but I being the guy that I am I cannot stand doing the same thing over and over, so when I practice things like that it really only goes so far before I’m off to something else to keep myself amused.
So what’s the miracle solution to make practicing scales, chords, and everything more amusing than monotonous? Let’s break it down into steps.

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Playing With Spiders Or Getting More From The 1-2-3-4

Practicing it in a straight ascending and descending form ad nauseam isn’t going to help you with a lot of long term musical goals. Today, I’ll show you a variation I call “the spider” (because it seems to crawl over the fretboard in what is, for many people, an unfamiliar way). In addition to posing some technical challenges, it also assists with visualizing octaves and may even help you navigate your way around the fingerboard a little better.

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