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Julian, I really like your scales combined with rhythm idea. Thanks for posting. It makes scales more fun to play. I know you said you didn't do it to work on scales but rather right hand technique, but I have started doing something similar to help with me scales themselves. I need to get them better ingrained. In particular I am playing two octave open string scales and using the open strings as necessary to change position...
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When I made those vids, I was mostly using the G scale because it gave me a full 2 octaves without going up the neck. Perfect for building speed.
But yeah, I need to learn 2 (or more?) octave scales for all the major chords. I'm familiar enough with the guitar neck that I can play them, just not at full speed. One problem I have is that -- in closed position scales up above 1st position -- I occasionally use slides or bends to sound a note during fast playing. This is a bad habit learned when I played a lot of electric guitar.
So much to learn...!
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Finally got your vids to work back a few weeks ago....was something in my "silverlight" program on my pc that was blocking it from playing, so I deleted that and reloaded the new version and I was good to go.
Was wondering if you have ever thought of doing the "circle of 5ths" in this manner.
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I've never really done it. Mostly, scales are for my right hand since I feel fairly confident in my left hand at this point.
When I was a kid taking violin lessons, I did all that sort of stuff. Serious classical violin students do an hour of scales (and related things like arppegios) per day, so it gets a bit much unless you're really, really into it.
I'm going to play around with your suggestion, thanks for the explanation.