Unlock your guitar fretboard by learning to play the same lick in different positions

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Whether you're an electric, acoustic or bass guitarist, learning to play a guitar phrase or lick in different positions across the fretboard can be a vital step to unlocking your ability to develop and express yourself more as a musician. In this video lesson below, Elixir® Strings artist Massimo Varini shows you how to start unlocking that potential. 

Learning to play phrases in different parts of the fretboard widens your options when it comes to giving your part the best tone and note choice possible – making your solo and riff ideas sound better and more comfortable to play for you in the context of a song. And if you feel limited when it comes to creativity, this approach can be a game-changer when it comes to getting you out of a guitar playing rut.


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Four-time Grammy-award winner Massimo Varini is a composer, arranger, producer, tutor and musician and he always chooses Elixir® Strings for his signature Eko electric and acoustic guitars. “Elixir Strings have unbeatable durability and an awesome sound," says Massimo. "They are really comfortable and feel great to play. Once you try Elixir you can’t go back to other strings!”

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