The Key to Breaking Out of Scale Boxes

You’ll find a lot of stuff on the internet about breaking out of scale boxes; some players suggest learning the modes (more boxes?) or throwing other intervals into the mix (still a box), playing horizontally up and down one string…

Soloing by Numbers: Improve Your Phrasing and Your Alternate Picking

I can’t remember where I saw this but it’s a great exercise for improving your phrasing, as well as getting out of scale ruts and so forth. It’s similar to the idea we looked at in the How to Create…

How to Play What You Hear in Your Head (Part 3)

If you’ve been following this series, you’re probably beginning to see how useful a knowledge of intervals coupled with a good ear is, and how much easier it makes navigating the fretboard. If you search online for a guitar lesson…