Chord Tone Practice
If you are a student of the CAGED system, you will recognize those shapes in this lesson. However, I never used that system much myself, but it’s fine you like it. It’s important to realize that there are several ways you can map out information on the fretboard. The end goal is to find the notes you want, at any time, so whatever system is working for you – great!
The method I use in this lesson is simply breaking up the neck into 3 areas, and focus on finding these notes in one area at the time. That’s not enough though. You need to work on connecting these areas (or boxes) as I show in this video, otherwise you end up “stuck in boxes” again.
This isn’t a hard to solve problem – it’s simply a matter of practice and taking the time needed to learn it. If I can do it, so can you!