The five basic fingerings are integral to the development of technical skills on the guitar. For intermediate to advanced guitarists, this book introduces them in a traditional, age old manner which aides physical memorization and mental awareness of notes. They are time tested centering on the major scale and its main, pentatonic derivative forms. The major scale is the basis for all advanced movements on the guitar and all advanced derivative scales. They develop strength, agility, sight reading, chord fingerings and implied harmony.
By the end of this study you will be able to:
Know the five basic finger patterns
Connect the basic five finger patterns up the fret board
Learn all the notes on the fingerboard
Learn the basics of sight reading
Strengthen Technique thru melodic shapes
Learn the melodic shapes integral improvisational skills
Play in all keys
Connect fingerings for two and three octave scales
Create basic triads and advanced chord sounds
Learn proper and advanced picking technique
The advantages of this kind of detailed study in the basics of guitar playing are limitless. It will provide the serious student a solid physical and mental platform from which to launch into the higher aspects of instrumental guitar music. Sight reading, licks, finding chord progressions, transcription of solos becomes much easier when placed into the context of the five fingerings. With diligent, consistent practice, technique will be clean, sparkle and have a snap to it only those at the highest level of their profession have attained.