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Mastering Guitar Scales & Improvise Effortlessly - Tips And Tricks

Feb 26, 2008
Join us now as we examine a few practical tips to help you learn and master guitar scales, and the benefits of having a set practice time for learning scales. We will also be discussing the value of using guitar backing tracks to help master and perfect our scales and improvisation techniques.

One of the most essential elements of becoming an amazing guitarist is to master guitar scales. Without completely mastering guitar scales, it's impossible to make lead guitar parts as well as improvising solo leads. Scales are one of the foundational building blocks that are essential to achieving a complete mastery of guitar playing.

There are a few tips available to help individuals master guitar scales. One tip is to not rush and try to learn a lot of different scales all at once. It's much easier to just take one scale, learn it, and practice it until you have perfected it than to try and learn them all at once. By practicing them one at a time you can retain what you have learned. Learning one scale at a time will also boost up your ability to be more creative when improvising, rather than sounding mechanical, as if you were playing drills.

Another tip that can help you to learn and perfect your scales is to have a plan for how you are going to practice them. Developing a set routine for guitar practice can help you to make sure that you don't neglect learning and practicing and just skip to playing around. You can get a guitar chord book from your discount local store, and spend just a little time everye single day familiarizing yourself with all the scale names and all the diagrams that are shown.

It may be beneficial to come up with a plan that sets aside a certain amount of time each practice to running through all of your scales. This will help you to keep sharp and to really get those scales burned into your mind.

Start by learning the basic 5 most common keys for guitar C, G, D, A, E

These are easy open scale positions. Thereafter, move on to minor pentatonic scales which is the big daddy of all scales that is often used for improvisations on the guitar. Remember to also download a guitar scale chart on available on the Internet for quick and easy reference while practicing.

Once you begin to perfect your scales, you can learn how to use them in constructing improvised solos and lead sections. One of the best methods of doing this is to practice improvising along to guitar backing tracks. Guitar backing tracks will help you apply what you've learned about scales and how they fit in with chord progressions and key changes. These backing tracks can also help you to improve your timing skills as well as how to play with other musicians.

Guitar backing tracks give you the freedom to write and create your own lead parts to already existing pieces of music played by professional musicians. It will improve your practice time as well as helping you perfect your style and guitar playing abilities.
About the Author
Eugene is the founder of Planet of Rock Music Studios. He is a professional guitar teacher and has contributed to publications as Guitar Player and Maximum Guitar. Visit Planet of Rock website to improve your lead guitar playing and jam to professional live bands with over 100 guitar backing tracks. Imagine playing like you have the entire band backing you up!
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