This guide teaches you to play an invaluable warm up. Downlaod the Warming Up with Major Scales video and you'll learn to connect the eight major-scale positions. Jackson teaches you to start slow and build speed as you familiarize yourself with each scale position. Then you'll add additional positions as you progress though these exercises, ultimately learning to connect all eight major-scale positions.
This guide will not only be a helpful warm up exercise, but it also gets you comfortable playing in multiple positions all over the fretboard.
Ron Jackson is a master jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator who’s played with Taj Mahal, Jimmy McGriff, Randy Weston, Ron Carter, and many others. He is a guitar instructor at Jazz at Lincoln Center and a regular contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine.
5-Minute Lesson is a series of brief, insightful videos with tips on warm-up exercises, practice tips, gig preparation and other useful topics for guitarists.