Overcoming Limits on the Guitar

It is common for student guitarists to feel frustration and a sense of limitation 
unlike what is experienced by other instrumentalists. 
The irony is that contrary to how it may seem, the guitar is likely the single most unlimited 
musical instrument ever created for many reasons and in many ways. 
Unlike the keyboard, woodwinds, or most other music tools, there are 
a multitude of tuning options and construction configurations. Also hundreds of different instructional 
methods exist for guitar study, each with a different approach from one another. 
The best way to overcome your limits on the guitar is to take advantage of its unlimited potential to make 
music by learning every single note on the instrument from top to bottom, on every string.
Yes this can be a challenge, but in order to master playing the guitar it is a must! 
If you don't already, take time each day to learn the notes on every string, horizontally 
(across the fingerboard) one at a time. A great way to reinforce this task is to practice playing any 
positional exercise (ie: learning a new scale) up and down each string individually. 
The dual benefit of this strategy is that when you learn guitar horizontally
it also opens up the melodic potential of the instrument far greater than does 
vertical (top to bottom of the neck) playing. 
Always take the time to find both paths when you do your studies, 
for this pays extraordinary dividends over the long haul.  
By doing so, you will be better positioned to realize how limitless 
the potential of the guitar is for making music. 
Just by using a "standard" tuned six-string guitar, the musical potential is endless.
There are so many potential inversions to most chords, and most melodic lines 
can be duplicated in several positions on the fingerboard.Use this to your advantage, not as a detriment. 
The deeper you look into the guitar, the more its unlimited potential becomes obvious. 
To become a great guitarist you cannot be afraid to look into the instrument so that you 
know every single note and understand their relationships to one another on the fingerboard. 
This takes desire, dedication, and time. 
There are very few shortcuts that do not lead to dead ends.
Quite frankly, if you do not learn all of the notes on the guitar you will be limited forever.
Guitarists will often experiment with alternate tunings to overcome the physical limitations of 
creating certain chords, sounds, or styles on the instrument. 
Such experiments are beneficial and reveal much insight into the guitar's nature.
Much great music has resulted from alternate tunings experimental studies.
Whether you play standard or alternate tuned six or seven string, right or left-handed guitar 
the probably the best tool for learning all of the the notes on the instrument 
is the M.A.M.I. Musical Scale Atlas reference text series.
It is the only complete guitar reference book that includes fingerboard note charts fingerboard 
interval charts, as well as modal, chordal,plus harmonic diagramming along with descriptive theory text. 
These are in addition  to sample harmonic and melodic progressions for 45 essential 
scales for all 12 musical roots. I have included a link to get your free 140 page 
of the M.A.M.I. Scale Atlas version within this E-book. 
Once you familiarize yourself with its unique format, it will really help you save time 
learning the notes on the instrument and with finding scales, chords, and modes 

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