Hey folks, been picking up the guitar again and starting to get pretty serious about practicing and one of the things I'm focusing on is relearning scales where I picked up bad habits with the focus on doing 3 notes per string. In the past, I'd sometimes do 2 notes where it was awkward, which has kinda messed me up abit. Practicing the scales with 3 notes per string across all strings until I got the fingering right then practicing to a metronome, and it's working out fairly well.
Anyway, one I'm finding more difficult than others is the Harmonic Minor, so I'm just wondering if anyone has any excercizes or advice for this? Thanks
The stretches are going to be weird no matter how you dice it - if you're going 3nps, then between the b6 and the 7 you're looking at a 3-fret stretch and that's a little awkward no matter how you dice it. This leaves you with two solutions:
1.) Work on your fretting hand dexterity and get very good at stretches, especially onea in awkward positions.
2.) Work on your string changing and learn how to play "box" positions as fluidly as triplets as a 3nps pattern.
6 of 1, half dozen of another. Myself, I'd do both - the added stretching would be applicable elsewhere, but really you should be agnostic to the number of notes per string when it comes to phrasing, and the notes and not the physical arrangement on the neck should drive your phrasing.