Everybody Says This. . . But How Do You Actually Do It On Your Guitar Fretboard?

Author: Tommaso Zillio

“Take it around the fretboard”

It’s a sentence that so many guitar teachers tell you, as in

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“Learn this lick and take it around the fretboard”

“And once you got this chord voicing, take it around the fretboard”

“You improvise a phrase, and you take it around the fretboard before you improvise something new”

We all say similar things, but here’s the rub: are you absolutely sure you know what this means in practice?

Could you explain it in simple words?

Could you do it right now on your guitar?

(These are not rhetorical questions. If your answer is a resounding ‘yes’ to all three, kudos to you!)

If you have even the slightest doubt about it, here’s an explanation with examples.

Since “taking it around the fretboard” is one of the most important practices /skills you can have on your guitar, it may be a good idea to watch this video anyway :-)

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a prog rock guitarist and teacher with a passion for Music Theory applied to Guitar. To know more do not forget to subscribe to his youtube channel.

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