Watch the Octaves online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Improv a la Mode

A La Mode 4 covers a few more essentials for learning how to beef up your improvisation chops and get more comfortable soloing over changes. Octaves, pentatonics and all of the major scale forms are presented to help you see target notes, scale degrees and common tones all over the fretboard.

We'll then dig in to a couple more progressions so you can put everything you've learned over the past three series to good use. IMPORTANT! Several new charts are presented in the PDF elements so make sure you view and print those out as you work through this series.

You need to know the names of all of the notes on the fingerboard. Octaves are a quick way to accomplish this.