How To Transform A Scale From Mind Numbingly Boring To Mind Blowing!

by Simon Candy 

 

Open String Guitar Scales YT Thumbnail Image

In this video, I show you how to get one of my favourite sounds on guitar.

It’s a unique way to play scales that form the foundation for incredible sounding music!

This technique can be used across a number of different styles including blues, rock, jazz, pop, and country.

 

 

What you are about to see is an excerpt from a masterclass I presented to some of my online students.

In it, you learn how open strings can transform an everyday scale into something quite unique both in the sound and the melodies and riffs you can then create from it.

Watch below as I demonstrate how to create these very cool sounding open string scales on your guitar:

 

Open String Scales

G Major Scale

The following is a typical way to ascend and descend a G Major scale on guitar:

Open String Scale G Major Ascending Fretted

Open String Scale G Major Descend Fretted

 

Open String Scale: Position 1

G Major Open Scale Ascending:

Open String Scale G Major 1 Ascend Open

G Major Open Scale Descending:

Open String Scale G Major 1 Descend Open

 

Open String Scale: Position 2

G Major Open Scale Ascending:

Open String Scale G Major 2 Ascend Open

G Major Open Scale Descending:

Open String Scale G Major 2 Descend Open

 

Open String Scale: Position 3 - Combined

G Major Open Scale:

Open String Scale G Major Combined

C Major Open Scale:

Open String Scale C Major Combined

D Major Open Scale:

Open String Scale D Major Combined

 

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