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Electric Country Guitar Lessons: Connecting Major Scales Up the Neck - Key of D

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Key of D.
We're gonna run through these scales,
major scales up the neck,
connecting them and
give a couple different examples.
And I'm going to run through these
next couple keys pretty fast so
feel free to of course reference
the PDF's and the tablature.
And everything that's gonna
accompany these lessons.
And again, this stuff is,
we're not making music here yet
exactly with these exercises like this but
they're incredible fundamentals.
I mean, you'll see that If you just
put the time in now to practice
some of these things,
that the payoff is going to extraordinary.
I mean,
what we're getting ready to get into here,
as your learning progresses and we start
getting into the real guts of this style.
With the string bending and the double
stops and all the stuff that's really
exciting, this is like,
you've just got to have this stuff down.
So really try to focus on what I'm saying,
and visualize is the main thing.
With these chord shapes and scales.
Visualize it so much that you know
that you can see it without having
your hand on the finger board.
Use the chords as reference.
Link these together.
I'll show you some more exercises with
these other keys as we move along.
So, Let's go to D now, and
we'll do a couple of exercises.
So we're in D.
We're gonna start, let's start on our D
note right here, with our middle finger.
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Let's connect
the scale like that.
So we're gonna connect this position,
[SOUND].
This position [SOUND].
And to the [SOUND] This position here,
which is out of your [SOUND] D bar chord.
We're starting on the fifth fret,
A string with your second finger.
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Sliding up the whole step
on your little finger.
[MUSIC]
Sliding up a whole step with your little
finger there.
Sorry.
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And
ending on the high D
with your middle finger.
So that covers those chord areas.
Now let's do another one where
we're going down from the high D,
which is your,
the high D chord position right here.
[SOUND] So let's start on A, high A.
So, [SOUND] it'd be this high A note.
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Now I did that
a couple different ways.
But I'm showing you that, like I said
earlier, these positions aren't in stone.
Once you have the scale in your head,
you can move these around and
that's almost the goal of this.
Is learn from me to do these but
then come up with your own.
I mean you can go,
since these notes are unison What I'm
saying is instead of hitting this.
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Right there.
Those same notes.
[MUSIC]
They're repeating
themselves all over the place.
So with that being said,
just hear the scale in your head, but
don't be afraid to take a couple chances.
And if you wanna slide down a couple times
with the first finger to get to another
position, you can do that.
You don't have to do exactly
what I'm doing here, so.
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There's
a bunch of
different ways
you can do this.
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That way I connected it all the way down.
So there's some ideas for
linking these up in D.
So now we're gonna move to,
we're gonna do some ideas in E,
and then we'll do C, and
then we'll move onto the next lesson.
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