Weekly Workout: Move It On Up
Most methods for learning the fingerboard concentrate on learning notes in four-to-five-fret sections, running scales across the strings and learning how all the notes relate within those positions. Approaches like this (the C-A-G-E-D system being one of the most well known) are essential to learning the fingerboard, but it’s also helpful to learn how scales move up the fingerboard on each individual string. Doing this will help you connect the fingerboard positions you know so you can move up and down the neck more smoothly. In this month’s workout we’ll look at scales, intervals, and chords that move up the fingerboard, not across it.