Soloing in any key on guitar. Knowing the fretboard or knowing the boxes?



Asked by: Melissa Baca

How do you solo the entire fretboard?





And just go to the homepage click on shop. And then just it's right there unlocking the fretboard connection. The course we're talking about right now it's called creative soloing.

How do you break out of a scale box?

So you're trying to target the note e or the third which is g or whatever it might be but we're trying to find something a little more interesting to do here so here's what we're going to do.

How do you connect the pentatonic scale across the entire fretboard?

So penta meaning five i'm playing five different notes. And then i'm playing those five notes again in the next octave. And i'm going to play again but i only have two more notes. Left.

How do you play across a fretboard?

Pick each one down. Up. And then that's going to kind of help you as you want to speed up your plane. So that's position one it's over the first chord which is G.

How do you solo in any key?





Here is a little recap on the scale ship we're going to be using for this lesson. We're going to be doing this in the key of a. We're going to talk about both major and minor.

How do you solo up and down a fretboard?

Get a couple licks from them to what you can. But then what you do is you learn what are called the extended scales of those two positions.

Is the pentatonic scale enough?

And the positional component of the pentatonic scale is a very valuable thing. And that's something that can be translated to other scales too or just like the splashed out version.

How do you make a pentatonic scale sound better?

For example in this major pentatonic pattern. We could start on the 5 on the second string and instead of moving down to the 3. We could skip the 3 and move to the 2 before targeting the 1.

What are boxes on guitar?

As guitarists we tend to regard scales as patterns that can be moved up and down the neck depending on which key we’re playing in. We refer to these movable patterns as boxes or box positions.



How do you master the fretboard?

The circle to the to the neck. The hard way and the way that really gets you some fretboard knowledge is to map it to a single string. And then do that on every string. So let's just give that a shot

Can guitar scales be played anywhere on the fretboard?

The short answer to this question is yes, scales can be played anywhere on the neck of the guitar. The only thing you have to do is memorize either 1) the distance between each note in semi-tones or tones, or 2) the actual notes of the scale, and then how those notes are played on the instrument.

How do I know what scale to use when soloing?

The rule is to use Major pentatonic scales over major chords and minor pentatonic scales over minor chords. This works well for most chords.



Are guitar solos just scales?

Practicing scales is essential if you want to play guitar solos like the pros, but it’s only part of the equation. You also need to create a catchy melody. You also need to think about how you “phrase” each lick during the solo.

Can a scale start on any note?

You can play the scale beginning on any note, and if the song is in the key of C (in other words, the harmony is in the key of C), then the scale will work just fine.

Why do is C not a?

The C major scale has no sharps or flats, this scale was created before the piano. When they created the piano (or whatever similar instrument before) they wanted all the sharps and flats to be on the black keys. Since there are no sharps or flats in CM it became the one with no black keys.

Why is middle C important?

Middle C is important because it is the center of the musical universe for kids. Kids need this center, this reference point to navigate the difficulties of sheet music. Home base. Above is a five lined “staff” with the note Middle C.