Breaking the Mold - Rethinking Guitar Scales

Lessons and Tips

Practicing guitar scales builds muscle memory but can leave you stuck in a rut. Grammy winning Taylor Guitar Artist, Wayne Johnson, shows you a different way to approach scales, one that will help you recognize shapes, groupings, intervals and symmetry. By concentrating on single-string and random scale-note practice, you'll learn to break free of muscle memory and improve your melodic development.

This is a companion video to Wayne's article, "Breaking the Mold," from the summer 2011 issue of Wood&Steel.