For the start i would say something about importance of single string playing.
Most of the guitarists are learning about position playing – scale diagrams, chord diagrams etc…
That is great but often can lead to a playing by scheme and not using your ears.
A few tips :
- Play as many scales as you know on one string up and down
- Use a metronom and record a drone for a background usling looper, computer, telphone… (key of the exersize because using of a root note is giving you a real sense of degrees of a scale)
- Ex. Use a simple major scale on open E string
We will name it as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Then use a mixolidian mode:
1 2 3 4 5 6 b7 8
Listen carefuly and feel the diference between these to scales
Think of the emotion behind this notes!
Behind sound is an emotion – always!