How To Improve Your Guitar Phrasing Skills


By Matteo Miller-Nicolato







"Improvising - Lightning Rounds"


· Choose FOUR improvising concepts [from any section]

· Choose FOUR chords [in any mode]

· Play ONE Technique over EACH chord






Am: Legato

C: Delay Resolution

Dm: High or Low Frets

Em: Double Bends



C:  Double Stops

F:  Start with Dissonant

G:  Fast or Slow

Am: 5 note phrases



G:  Tapping

C: Prebends

Em: Only 4ths

Dm: Continuous Triplets



F: Bend + Vibrato

B°: Fingers 4 and 2

C: End rhythmic loop

G: Quiet or Loud





Easy:  chords repeat 4 times

Medium:  chords repeat 2 times

Hard:   chords play once






Legato, Vibrato, Slides, Bends, String Skipping, Tremolo, Double Stops, Single String, Pivot Notes, Trills, Staccato, Patterns, Pinch Harmonics, Tapping, Shredding




Start and End on Root, Only 1-3-5-8, Start and End on Consonants, Delay Resolution, Start Dissonant, Only Disonnant, Triad Shapes, Letter Patterns




Quiet or Loud, Fast or Slow, Low or High Frets, Continuous, Palm Muted, Ascend or Descend, Staccato




Predetermined Pattern, Continuous 8th, 16th, or triplet, End Rhythmic Loop




1 or 2 Fingers, 1 or 2 Intervals, 1 or 3 or 5 notes, 3 or 5 or 7 note phrases, 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 strings



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