Watch the Open Note Major Arpeggios online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Fretboard Fitness

One very useful technique that will help you get up and down the neck smoothly is to use open strings as a chance to move your left hand to the next position while it's free from the task of pushing down a fret! This exercise will introduce you to this concept and provide you with patterns outlining G major and C major arpeggios. Remember to place your left hand in the correct position after the leap, ready to outline a chord and not just play a single note.