Watch the Week 1: Fretboard Visualization online guitar lesson by Joe Pinnavaia from Fretboard Powerup
Again we continue onward in the series of practicing techniques that require no physical practice. In this Installment I will cover another technique that I myself still use to this day called fretboard visualization. The concept is not a new one but to tap into the power of this can be strenuous in the beginning. I started using this was when I was in high school and college when I was having trouble falling asleep at night - maybe not the best time but the most quiet time for me. After a while, I could visualize scales all over the fretboard and after a while I even started transposing them into different positions. Now I try to work with visualization when it comes to arpeggios and altered scales and when they should be applied as practicing time. You can and should also use visualization as a method of practice in learning a new lick or technique. This will get another part of your brain involved in the process and help solidify a link between your hands and ears. So how does one start with fretboard visualization? Start in small steps and then add on.