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I’ve been learning guitar for about 4 years. I’m comfortable playing a good variety of chord variations in most positions on the neck, I’m comfortable with the Pentatonic, Blues, and Major scales. I can play along with other instruments, and my timing is fair. I’ve also learnt a few licks and tricks, many thanks to this great website.
The problem is: when I’m playing chords, I can’t seem to get my brain to leap out of chords to a root note to play some scales and get back in time to know what chord I should be playing. If I’m playing scales, I can’t seem to identify the right point to switch to a chord because I’m so consumed with playing the scales correctly. And even if I manage to get it right, in scales my brain only thinks scales and I can’t identify where or when to play licks, spending most of my time trying to identify where the nearest root note is to get to, to return to playing chords. If I try to combine them all over a backing track, my brain starts imploding!
Maybe this is common at this stage of playing, but I’d like know if anyone has any techniques to help ‘mesh’ chords, scales, and licks together…
Thanks in advance,
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