Hey fellow guitarists. Can you share your experiences with learning the shapes?
I’ve been stuck on this exercise for months. How do you think about the shapes? Do you remember them visually? Do you count intervals every time? Do you derive them from CAGED shapes?
This is the only way that more or less worked for me:
I practiced 8 notes scale for every case starting from strings 6, 5, 4, 3
– R23, 456, 78
– R2, 345, 678
– R, 234, 567, 8
Then practiced the scale the opposite way from strings 1, 2, 3, 4
– R76, 543, 21
– R7, 654, 321
– R, 765, 432, 1
Now I can relatively quickly derive the shape starting from the note I want. But I still don’t think about it in terms of shape. I just know what interval I am on and where other notes of this octave are located.
Should I just practice these shapes more and more until I remember them? Do you know a better approach?