Practical Intervals in Guitar Improvisation  


Human Encounter





2011 Single


165 fingering positions you should know for guitar improvisation
by Salim Ghazi Saeedi, Feb 2011

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3 semitones - Minor 3rd

Starting finger

non B-G strings

B-G string

var #1

var #2

var #1

var #2

index NA NA
middle NA
ring NA(*) (**)
pinky (**)
*     In most of times it is preferable to play this interval with ring finger's jump. But this is also possible with a jump between ring and pinky fingers. Below 7th fret, hand cannot easily strech between these two fingers while maintaining perfect fingering.      
** This position is more prevalent than one may expect at first sight. Actually it lets hand's position more relaxed in semi-45 degree "electric guitar left hand position"; as opposed to semi-90 degrees angle left hand position that is more prevalent in classical guitar. These fingerings could also be seen as parts of chord fingerings.      

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