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Adrian Galysh

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Pentatonic Workout: Increase Left-Hand Strength and Produce Great-Sounding Sequences

It’s good to mix things up a bit. In this lesson, I’m going to show you a pentatonic scale workout that helps you get the five positions of the pentatonic scale memorized and under your fingers, increases left-hand strength, delivers some great-sounding sequences and even includes some string skipping.

The Scale That Will Change Your Life

I had taught at this annual workshop a number of times and always looked forward to my week there, not only because I was able to teach a class of students who really wanted to learn guitar, but also for more selfish reasons. I liked meeting and learning from some of the other instructors and clinicians.

"Spring (The Return)": Combine Arpeggios, Octave Displacement and Scales for Gloriously Melodic Results

I wrote the song’s main theme by adding a melodic element to an arpeggio idea I was exploring, borrowed from guitarists Steve Morse and Eric Johnson. The idea is to arpeggiate barre chords whose roots are on the fifth string, but only play the root, fifth and third — leaving out the octave.