Day 47. Scales, baby!

Finally I got to some theory. I watched through Module 14 and started practicing some scales. Also I got 2134, 2143, 2314 combinations to the point where I played them as 8th notes at 150 bpm, so basically reached one of my goals for this week.

1234 exercise

2134 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm.

2143 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm.

2314 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm.

12-13-14-23-24-34 on the 5th fret

8th notes @ 150 bpm.

34 on the 5th fret

Quarter notes @ 80 bpm. Finally got to practice this combination separately. Thought it would be harder than it appeared to be. Will increase the speed and implement this muscle memory into 12-13-14-23-24-34 exercise.

Scales

I decided to practice scales in two ways:

  • Dexterity and consistency – playing them a lot with the metronome, increasing the speed every day.
  • Fretboard knowledge – playing them pronouncing all the notes out loud to remember all of them.

Major scales

Starting on the E string. 8th notes @ 100 bpm.

Starting on the A string. 8th notes @ 100 bpm.

Starting on the D string. 8th notes @ 100 bpm.

Starting on the G string. 8th notes @ 100 bpm.

Starting on the E string. Pronouncing notes [Fretboard knowledge].

Minor scales

Starting on the E string. 8th notes @ 100 bpm.

Starting on the A string. 8th notes @ 100 bpm.

Starting on the E string. Pronouncing notes [Fretboard knowledge].

Summary

Module 14 was quite heavy on theory. I didn’t implement all the routines and haven’t understood and remembered everything. I need to have a closer look on the circle of 5ths in order to have a better understanding which scales have which notes. Today I just figured them all out through brute force while playing.

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