In this free country guitar lesson by Peter Vogl we'll explore cross stringing scales. A cross stringing scale differs from a normal scale in that we play the same notes, but on different strings. We'll learn a few different scales and then play them over Track 3 (Cool County in G) of the Let's Jam! Country & Bluegrass.
Here is a G major scale as we would normally play it.
Now here is a G major cross stringing scale.
I am playing the same notes but on different strings. I am also using open strings. The object is to let the notes ring together a bit. I find it easier to start playing the scale backwards. Here is the G cross stringing scale forwards.
Now that you have the basic idea lets learn a couple others. Here is a C Major cross string scale. First backwards.
Now the C Major cross stringing scale forwards
How about a D Major cross string scale backwards
And now forwards
Lets here what these scales sound like in context. I will play along with Track 3 (Cool County in G) of the Let's Jam! Country & Bluegrass. I will demonstrate the whole scale against chords, but keep in mind when soloing I would only use a part or a fragment of these scales.
So these were a few cross-stringing scales country style. Take your time a practice them. They are certainly confusing at first. My name is Peter Vogl and I will see you again soon.
Cross Stringing Scales by Peter Vogl is a Quicktime video lesson that looks at using open strings while chicken pickin. We'll look at incorporating open strings into the pentatonic scales used while soloing as well as cross stringing scales. A cross stringing scale differs from a normal scale in that we play the same notes, but on different strings. Our goal is to incorporate these ideas into solos in a natural way that leads to a smooth and different sound. $4.99
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