This release by Professor Ben Sher from Berklee College of Music is a valuable info packed video for guitarists who are stuck in box position fingering shapes.
Professor Sher begins by discussing the problem at hand that he noticed many of his students have (stuck playing in boxed scale and arpeggio fingerings). Then he goes into a step by step logical system for overcoming this issue. He demonstrates fingerings for 3 octave arpeggio and scale shapes (major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, major scales) across 3 octaves.
The explanation and fingerings are great and if you pay attention to his tips on articulation (sliding, hammer-ons, pull-offs) as well as his examples of lines & licks, you get even more out of this video.
There’s also a few licks that he includes so that we can see how these fingerings work in context. These are also on the accompanying PDF written in standard notation.
In conclusion, I love this video & plan to rewatch it to get it really ingrained in my playing. Even if you’re an intermediate or advanced guitarist, you might benefit from investing in this video.
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Pros: Great material, very valuable and explained in a logical manner.
Cons: Some examples may require repeated viewing (or slowed down).
TLDR: If you’re stuck playing in position, get this video now & work on the concepts & fingering to solve that problem.
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