Creative Improvisation Games With Open Strings

Creative Improvisation Games With Open Strings

You can create really cool, interesting melodic lines with open strings.
If you’re in a rut with your soloing, this new idea will open up a lot of new possibilities in your playing.

In following ideas, all in the key of C or A minor, hit/pick an open string, then hammer onto any note of a C major scale onto that string, then play a 3rd above that note on the next string.


Of course, you don’t have to limit to 3rd intervals. You could do this with any interval.
As in following example, with 4ths.


Following phrases are built with 6th intervals.


You get the idea: you can do this all intervals.
The fun really starts, when you combine different intervals, and apply all of this leaping across the guitar neck vertically and horizontally.


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You’re on your way to becoming a great guitar player.
Have fun! 🙂


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