Watch the String Skipping: Level 1 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym: String Skipping

Skipping Workout #1 is a throwback to an article I wrote for Guitar One magazine many moons ago on the subject of string skipping. It's been morphed to better fit the format here and will get you going in no time. What you have is a six bar lick in Gm with an octave jump. You'll be surprised at how different things get when you make the shift from one zone to the next. What you think is merely playing the same thing turns out to actually require a completely different approach both in fretting and feel. What remains the same in this workout is a cool ricochet action between the chromatic sequences played on the lower string between b7th degree and the root and the chromatic melody played on the top string from the 5th to b7th degrees.