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Category Archives: Stretch Finger Topics

Any Easy Way to Play Modes

If you are overwhelmed by all the scale patters that can be played on the guitar, this will interest you. There is a single fingering pattern for the major scale that you can use all over the fretboard. I call it the stretch pattern, other call it the spread pattern. No matter what you call…


Lesson 1: Two Octave Major Scale from 6th String

The Stretch-box pattern can be used to play any Major scale anywhere on the fretboard. This post show how to use this pattern to play a two-octave run beginning on the 6th string. The diagram below shows the pattern as a single octave beginning on G on the sixth string. The scale begins and ends…


Best Scale Pattern Ever

This is the first in a series of blog posts that describes a scale pattern that is versatile, easy to learn, and helps unlock the logic of the fretboard. I call it the Stretch-box pattern. When you know it, you will be able to understand and play every other scale you will ever encounter. The…