Watch the Diminished Ideas online guitar lesson by Jeff Beasley from Shred Ahead Blues Rock

The concept of assigning our four digits on the fretting hand to adjacent frets is one of the more important technical rules for minimizing motion and development of logical fingering abilities. Many players forego this simple rule but pay dearly for it later. This quality will allow the player to minimize motion thus exponentially decrease the margin of error and give the player the ability to adapt to difficult passages in a much quicker fashion.