There comes a time in every guitarist’s life when they’ve got a handle on open chords and riffs and now it’s time to make their way out onto the wider fretboard.

While the underlying technique for open chords is basically the same as playing higher up the neck, getting there and back is another story.

Moving from one position to another smoothly and seamlessly can be a tough nut to crack for many guitarists.

Many players also grab notes when shifting as they hurry and guess when moving from one part of the fretboard to the other.

Shifting is an essential skill for all guitarists to learn, but it doesn’t have to be a nuisance to work on in the practice room and get down smoothly.

In this lesson, you study three exercises that clean up your shifts, open up the fretboard, and develop your two-hand chops all at the same time.

Click here and enjoy these shifting exercises in your practice routine.