Practical Intervals in Guitar Improvisation  


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

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6 semitones - Aug 4th / Dim 5th

Starting finger

non B-G strings

B-G string

var #1

var #2

var #1

var #2

var #3
index (*) (**)
middle (*)
ring NA NA
pinky NA NA


* 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.      
** Actually this is a very stable fingering. Its use is also prevalent in power chords (Five chords).      

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