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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 12:05:53 am »
In lick number 5, the note played on the g string at the 11th fret (A#) is not in the scale.  Why does this work?

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009, 03:00:13 pm »
it's from the dorian mode... bit naughty to use it in there, but it sounds good...

remember:

IF IT SOUNDS GOOD, IT IS GOOD!

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 11:07:08 pm »
When switching from one position to another, is there any "rules" to follow, such as the need to avoid certain notes?

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 05:21:42 am »
This may be a really dumb question but...

How do you know what position you're in? I know most of the positions of the scales, but you can move all the scales around the fretboard. It's not like each position has a specific part of the fretboard right?
Is it because you're transferring to the root note of a different position? Because couldn't you just slide anywhere and continue playing the notes of a different scale? I'm a little confused...

Help?

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 06:45:27 am »
This may be a really dumb question but...

no such thing if you don't know the answer  :)

1]How do you know what position you're in?
2] I know most of the positions of the scales
3] but you can move all the scales around the fretboard?
4] It's not like each position has a specific part of the fretboard right?
5] Is it because you're transferring to the root note of a different position?
6] Because couldn't you just slide anywhere and continue playing the notes of a different scale?  

1] by referring to the position of the root note within the pattern of that position ... Justin teaches 5 positions and each has the root note in a unique place in the pattern
2] which scales? major and minor pentatonic?
3] yes you can move scales horizontally along the neck until you run out of room
4] yes they do but if you think octaves most positions repeat higher up the neck too... for example .. minor pentatonic position 1 in A only sits at frets 5-8 as taught here http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BL-012-BluesScales.php and because the guitar neck has octaves it also sits at frets 17-20
5] the root note can be of great help in guiding you but you do need to be able to make transitions from position to position in other ways too ... for example http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BL-018-LinkingPos1Pos2.php
6] that's why you should practice scale positions and moving between scale positions and playing the scale notes on single strings, adjacent strings etc, practice them vertically across the neck as patterns and up and down the neck horizontally ... if you're not sure about this then this thread is a good place to get more info http://www.justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=10992.0

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 08:30:39 am »
Wow thanks. That helps me a bit.
I'm still confused with how you know which scale you're transitioning into...
Couldn't the note you play be any note of any scale or key? Sorry if my question doesn't really make much sense. But, how do you know just by looking at one finger which scale you've gone into. Couldn't the note you landed on be any note of any of the scales?

I really want to get this down.

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 09:20:53 pm »

In  lesson BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 , how do I strum/pick  the two note linking position lick #5 ?

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Re: BL-018 • Blues Lead Guitar #8 - Linking Positions
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 10:15:27 pm »
with either your index+middle fingers or middle+ring

EX:

8 ==== I
9 ==== M

OR

12 == M
13 == R



Just slide that up and down as needed
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