Fretboard Intensive Training

Fretboard Intensive Training Download Version

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)



  • Introduction
  • Guitar Setup
  • Placement and Angles
  • String Dampening
  • Isometrics
  • Motion Efficiency
  • Speed Picking
  • Note Recognition
  • The Major Scale
  • Modes
  • Modal Octave Linking
  • Three Notes Per String
  • Scale Pattern Numonics
  • Shifting
  • Twelve Key Study
  • Rolling Exercises
  • Sequencing
  • Vertical Rolling Shifts
  • Zigzag Rolling Shifts
  • Diagonal Rolling Shifts
  • Diagonal Rolling Shifts 2
  • Four Notes Per String
  • “One Day” (Proto Cosmos changes)


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Product Description

Over the years of teaching I’ve found that many students struggle with visualizing scale patterns. In this two and a half hour video I cover exercises that I have developed that will help you to see the entire scale matrix in your minds eye or as you look at the fretboard. This will enable you to create patterns that you might not normally play and traverse the fretboard in any direction with virtually no boundaries. If you learn a new pattern you will be able to see the diatonic development superimposed on the scale matrix. This is useful not only in improvisation but composition as well. I also cover common yet essential tools every guitarist should use such as string dampening, motion efficiency, and proper angles for achieving a greater reach. In addition to this I will show you exercises that will help you develop finger independence, speed, accuracy, and endurance. This is a must have for any serious guitarist no matter what style of playing. Over 100 examples and 78 fretboard diagrams are provided as well as backing tracks to help you achieve fretboard domination and get FIT on guitar! Click here to watch a video clip.

All examples are transcribed in tab and standard notation. These will be included with the video in the Guitar Pro, Power Tab, and PDF formats. Once your order is placed you will be directed to a link for the download version. Keep in mind I only offer customer service and support to customers who buy my products from me or authorized vendors.

4 reviews for Fretboard Intensive Training Download Version

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Fantastic tool for anyone serious about building the left hand technique required to master the melodic and harmonic ideas of Allan Holdsworth. Derryl’s pedagogy and approach to teaching this style is amazingly straight forward so that anyone at almost any level can do these exercises to build the technical ability and physical left hand strength to play in the style of Allan Holdsworth.

    Thank you Derryl for “cracking the code” to make Allan Holdsworth’s musical style achievable for the rest of us.

    All the best, Brian

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is a great beginning place for any guitarist with a decent knowledge of theory and an intermediate level. I personally love the zig-zag rolls. There is plenty to keep you busy and Derryl has put a great deal of work to make sure you can work through the ecxercises.
    Derryl’s Personal service is prompt and polite , the work is well detailed i am am looking forward to getting some new skills from my next choice.
    By the way the download availability is great for international shoppers like me you get it it right away and get to work.

    Derryl’s products are more than worth the money! Thanks mate!
    S. Reimer
    AKA the Superrstring Shaman from Oz!

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    For a long time, I have been searching something serious about fusion style and Allan Holdsworth in particular.
    Not searching for note to note transcriptions but the real soul of this music. I think that Derry’s video is what I found as the best. This video can give you the basis of some essential techniques for training and understanding. The video comes with very useful mp3 and pdf. And it doesn’t cost so much in regard the time you will spend working on it.

    Pendant longtemps, j’ai cherché quelque chose de sérieux au sujet de la musique fusion et du style d’Allan Holdsworth. Je ne cherchais pas des transcriptions notes à notes mais plutôt à saisir « l’âme » de cette musique. Je crois que les vidéos de Derry sont ce qu’il se fait de mieux. Cette vidéo donne les bases de techniques essentielles pour comprendre et s’entraîner. Les fichiers mp3 et pdf sont très utiles et bien faits. Et tout compte fait, cela ne coûte pas tant au regard du temps que l’on peut passer à bosser dessus.

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This lesson opened up the guitar fingerboard to me. The exercises are excellent and gave me tons of ideas for my own playing. I have watched this many times now and always learn something new each time. Best purchase I have made so far.

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