Step 1 - ABCD Horizontal

  1. Choose a string to practice.
  2. Locate A, B, C, and D on that string, using the diagram below.
  3. Play them a few times to warm up.
  4. Practice using drill 1a.
  5. Practice using drill 1b.
  6. Improvise with the notes A, B, C, and D, on the string you practiced, using the "Backing tracks for Improvisation" section.
  7. Repeat for other strings.

Drill 1a - 4 beats per note:

Drill 1b - 2 beats per note: