Janet Feld - Janet's Planet: Music Lessons for Humanoids, Inc

Practice Scales, Unleash Your Inner Guitar God

One of the main things that pushed me over the threshold from mediocre to advanced guitar player was practicing my scales.

It's all Jim Henry's fault since he's the one who pushed me to do it to move beyond guitar skills that were detracting from my performances with our group at the time (late 1980s).  He pushed me to honor my abilities and the songs I was writing and performing by improving my guitar skills.

The first scale he taught me was the major moveable scale.  I practiced it on my own and we played it together at different speeds during our lessons.  This is just one of several scales that once I began practicing it, I love what it did for my guitar playing.

Be picky about how you hold your pick and your fingering on the fret board.  As Picasso once said, "Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist".

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