Tip Of The Day: Chromatic Scale with rhythmic variations

Today I’m going to talk about Chromatic scales. A chromatic scale can start on any note because t encompasses all 12 notes of the octave. We’re going to start on the 6th String and play 0 1 2 3 4 or F F# G G# and continue on to the 5th string and so on for each string except for teethe 3rd string which will be 0 1 2 3 (not 4). Once we get to the G# on the 1st srtng we will change positions to the 5th position playing 1 2 3 4 (or frets 5 6 7 8) and then move to 9th position (frets 9 10 11 12).  You can then play the whole thing back wards.

Guitar Chromatic scale

You can try rhythmic variations including dotted quaver (long- short) quaver and 2 semiquavers (long short short) etc.

chromatic scale rhythmic variations

You can also vary the right hand fingering: i m, i a, m a.

Combining rhythmic variations with right hand variations will give you a lot of possibilities.

Don’t forget to play with a consistent tone with left hand fingers near the fret which will give you a better tone and more accurate response.