Octave Exercise for Tone A
The following octave exercise is for the A tone. This is great way to learn your fretboard in standard tuning [EADGBE].
- Play the exercise, using the fingerings suggested next to the tab numbers. The numbers below the tablature are the octave.
- Play these for the other 11 tones. The shapes are consistent for all of them, they just start at different points in the octave cycle. Do one a day for 12 days. A suggested order for weekly practice is below.
A Practice Order
Here is a suggestion for how to cover all of the octave shapes for each tone. Play in whatever order makes sense to you. And, try the whole list in a single day at some point. Maybe even right now.
|Starting Octave Shape||53||64||63||64||63||64||52||42||52||42||53||52/53|
“Starting Octave Shape” are the shapes which start each octave cycle, at the nut, or near the nut. It is the ‘origin’. See Skeleton for details.