12 Cool 3 Notes-Per-String Exercises to Rock On! Part II

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Via Twitter I’ve received a lot of positive response and requests for a follow up on the “Cool 3 Notes-Per-String Exercises to Rock on!” post. I thank each and everyone of you.

It’s one of the most popular posts on Guitarhabits. I have a lot of fun in creating these licks so it’s my pleasure to present to you part II.

All of the exercises are licks you can incorperate in your improvisation or solos. Feel free to use them however you like. They are yours to take.

If you haven’t checked out part I yet, I recommend you to do so. Part I also explains the purpose of 3-notes-per-string exercises.

Tip: Practice each exercise with a metronome. Start at a slow pace and gradually increase the beats per minute.

Note: Don’t go any faster until you can play each note clear and correctly. It’s good for you.

Enjoy!

EXERCISE #1(in the key of E minor)
e:-------------------------------------------0-3-5/6--------|
B:-----------------------------------0-3-5------------------|
G:---------------------------0-2-4--------------------------|
D:-------------------0-1-2----------------------------------|
A:-----------0-5-7------------------------------------------|
E:--0-10-12-------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #2(E blues pattern)
e:--7-6-5---------------------------------------------------|
B:-----------5-4-3------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------4-3-2---------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------7-6-5------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------7-6-5---------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------5-4-3p0----|
 
EXERCISE #3(A diminished pattern)
e:--------------------------------------------11-12-14------|
B:----------------------------------10-12-13----------------|
G:--------------------------8-9-11--------------------------|
D:-----------------7-9-10-----------------------------------|
A:---------6-7-9--------------------------------------------|
E:--5-7-8---------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #4(in the key of G)
e:------------------------------------------5-6-7/10--------|
B:----------------------------------5-7-8-------------------|
G:--------------------------2-3-4---------------------------|
D:------------------2-4-5-----------------------------------|
A:----------3-4-5-------------------------------------------|
E:--3-6-7---------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #5(in the key of G minor or G5)
e:--3-5-3---------------------------------------------------|
B:--------6-3-6---------------------------------------------|
G:--------------5-7-5---------------------------------------|
D:--------------------8-5-8---------------------------------|
A:--------------------------8-10-8--------------------------|
E:---------------------------------10-8-10----6-8-6/3-------|
 
EXERCISE #6(in the key of F minor or F5)
e:------------------------------------------6-8-8/11/13-----|
B:-----------------------------------6-9-6------------------|
G:--------------------------3-5-5/8-------------------------|
D:-------------------3-6-3----------------------------------|
A:----------1-3-3/6-----------------------------------------|
E:--1-4-1---------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #7(A major blues pattern)
e:--8-9-5---------------------------------------------------|
B:-----------7-8-5------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------5-6-2---------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------4-5-2------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------6-7-3---------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------7-8-5------|
 
EXERCISE #8(in the key of E minor or E5)
e:----------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:---------0-2-3----------2-3-5---------3-5-7---------5-7-9-|
E:--0-2-3----------2-3-5---------3-5-7---------5-7-8--------|
 
e:----------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------7-9-10-----------9-10-12-----------10-12-14-----|
E:--7-8-10----------8-10-12-----------10-12-14--------------|
 
e:----------------------------------------------17-19-20\22-|
B:-------------------------------------17-19-20-------------|
G:----------------------------14-16-17----------------------|
D:-------------------14-16-17-------------------------------|
A:----------12-14-15----------------------------------------|
E:-12-14-15-------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #9(in the key of B minor, Bmb5, or B5)
e:------------------------------------------13-15-14--------|
B:---------------------------------12-15-14----------12-----|
G:------------------------10-12-11--------------------------|
D:----------------9-12-11-----------------------------------|
A:---------8-10-9-------------------------------------------|
E:--7-10-9--------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #10(in the key of A5)
e:------------------------------------------2-4-5-----------|
B:----------------------------------1-3-4-------------------|
G:--------------------------2-4-5---------------------------|
D:------------------2-4-5-----------------------------------|
A:----------3-5-6-------------------------------------------|
E:--5-7-8---------------------------------------------------|
 
EXERCISE #11(in the key of E minor or E5)
e:--------3-5-7-------5-7-8--------7-8-10---------8-10-12---|
B:--3-5-7-------5-7-8-------7-8-10--------8-10-12-----------|
G:----------------------------------------------------------|
D:----------------------------------------------------------|
A:----------------------------------------------------------|
E:----------------------------------------------------------|
 
e:--10-8-7--------------------------------------------------|
B:----------10-8-7------------------------------------------|
G:--------------------7-5-4---------------------------------|
D:-----------------------------7-5-4------------------------|
A:--------------------------------------5-3-2---------------|
E:-----------------------------------------------5-3-2p0----|
 
EXERCISE #12(blues pattern in the key of E minor, E5 or E7)
e:-----------------------------------10-11-12---------------|
B:--------------------------10-11-12----------10-11-12------|
G:--------------------7-8-9---------------------------------|
D:--------------7-8-9---------------------------------------|
A:--------5-6-7---------------------------------------------|
E:--5-6-7---------------------------------------------------|
 
e:----------------------------------------------------------|
B:----------------------------------------------------------|
G:-12-13-14-------------------------------------------------|
D:----------12-13-14----------10-11-12----------------------|
A:-------------------12-13-14----------10-11-12-------------|
E:----------------------------------------------10-11-12----|
 

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Thanks,
Klaus Crow

Comments

  1. etnamatsu says

    I liked both posts, man!
    I must to ask for your permission, though, because i want to post a spanish translation of them for a community called ‘Taringa’ (http://www.taringa.net), and, of course, giving you all the credit for the info.
    I’d appreciate your response.
    Greetings from Chile!

  2. says

    Hi Etnamatsu,

    If you can put a link to guitarhabits.com along with the post I would really appreciate that.

    You have my full permission :)
    Let me know when you’ve finished it. I’ll check it out.

    Best regards,
    Klaus Crow

  3. etnamatsu says

    Ok, Klaus, thank you very much…
    I’ll give you the link here when i finish :)
    Thanks again!

  4. Frank says

    Loving the tips, been playing guitar sparsely for close to a year now and I think I’m gonna start practicing seriously! These are a lifesaver for newbs like myself.

    Cheers!

  5. says

    Hi Frank,

    Passion will tell you when the time is right to practice seriously. You’ll get the urge to get better and better and better. It becomes an addiction.

    Enjoy the ride!
    Klaus Crow

  6. says

    hey, Klaus, on exercise 19 can you explain what you meant by going in circles.I Would really appreciate it. AN the rest of these exersices rook thanks for all your posting.

    YOUR TRULY
    FUZZY WUZZY.

  7. Craig says

    much love my brother…

    just discovered your postings tonight..you have def opened my eyes to some great new ideas. I can’t wait to mess around with them more tomorrow.

    Thanks so much

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