Let's Start from the End

Start with the end in mind - Play a Song

The song has a key

  • Perform your scale studies in the key, on every position on the 5th and 6th string

The song has a melody in two different octaves, and in octaves (Wes Montgomery)

  • Perform the melody, deriving the notes of the melody, from the scale studies

Practice Sight Reading

The song has chords

  • Leverage the chords from the chord study

The song infers a chord “melody”

  • Leverage the chords from the chord study

The song infers improvisation

  • This topic will be covered in detail…
  • Refer to the blues etudes for help in learning how to improvise through chord changes. Blues Etudes will be addressed later