This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.
Learn how to use triadic arpeggio forms within your riffs and solos as a tool to create rich-sounding, poly-chordal sounds.
Learn how you can utilize simple triadic shapes and patterns in order to imply more complex and varied chord qualities.
Adding nothing but the open E and B strings to a major barre chord will drastically change its makeup and expand its harmonic function.
John Petrucci teaches you how to use the chromatic scale as a melodic device to add color to your playing.
In this John Petrucci lesson, learn how to move diagonally across the fretboard to connect scale positions.
John Petrucci teaches you the formation of specific scalar patterns, or “shapes,” and how to connect them while traversing the fretboard.