By Dylan Andrews

When learning how to play the guitar, most people love the idea of being able to play up and down the fretboard. But when most people start to learn scales and soloing, they face a few issues, such as...

  • Only being able to play in a few places on the fretboard
  • Playing the same licks over and over
  • Not being able to come up with new ideas
  • Feeling stuck at a certain level

These are all symptoms of being unable to play all over the fretboard. 

But the good news is if you know a simple practice method, it will fix all your problems fast!

And this practice method is something I call single-string training. 

Now, there are two common ways of practicing scales and soloing. You can either:

  1. Practicing it vertically
  2. Practicing it horizontally

Almost everyone starts practicing scales vertically, which is fine. The problem is that most guitar players only practice vertically (from string 6 to 1 and then back), which doesn't train you to move up and down the fretboard quickly. 

So today, I want to show you how to practice scales horizontally!

This brings us to single-string training.

Watch the video below on how you can easily start playing up and down the fretboard.