A Major - Up the Neck

Things Are Getting Serious

No open notes here. All hands and fingers on deck! Spend a lot of time in the A section to really build that muscle and muscle memory. Refer back to it every now and then. Think of it as an excercise you would use to keep in shape. When an athlete does a dumbell curl, they don't stop once they know they can do it. They do it repeatedly to build muscle and get in shape. Hold those fingers down as long as possible. Play really slow. Refer back to it even once you can play the tougher exercises. Build those muscles!

Sections F and G are all notes of the A major scale, but because there's only one string above the A note which is on the 7th Fret D string, and one string above the A note on 12th fret A string, we can't get a complete scale without shifting. These partial scales help us get as many notes of the A major scale in this 7th position as is possible.

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A Major . Closed. 2 octaves. Oof. Let's go.