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When you’re standing on stage performing in front of an audience and you know your solo is coming up, the last thing you want to have to worry about is thinking too hard about what you’re going to play; or to have to struggle, searching for the notes of the key you’re playing in. Or maybe you’re in the middle of the solo, working your way up the neck and all of a sudden you’re not sure of a scale pattern for the key in which you’re playing in that particular area of the fretboard. Choking during a solo is never fun!
A thorough knowledge of scales and arpeggios from one end of your fretboard to the other is priceless. It frees you up to express your musical thoughts without having to think of the mechanics of how to do it.
The scales and arpeggios, along with the practice exercises in this book can help:
- Improve your right and left hand coordination, helping the two hands work smoothly together.
- Develop the muscles in your hands and arms used in playing guitar and greatly improve your dexterity to allow you to solo over the fretboard with ease and speed Familiarize you with the layout of the fretboard, allowing you to easily picture the scale and arpeggio patterns from one end of the fretboard to the other, in any key, allowing you to see the note choices available to you to make your solos sound great.
- Automatically train your ear to intuitively hear intervals and how notes relate to one another, giving you the ability to know how to create the solo ideas you are hearing in your head.
- Cut out the guess work and provide you with the working tools to be a great soloist on guitar.
Being a great soloist is something that players can work on their entire lives, striving to be the best they can be at expressing the music that they hear in their head. The pages of this book can move you along faster, helping you to become the player you want to be.
Note that much of this material is covered in Essential Concepts. There are some slight variations, but if you purchase Essential Concepts, this book probably isn’t necessary.