A great exercise for deepening your knowledge of the fretboard
Phish: Bathtub Gin - 10 Ways To Play The Melody
PDF for this lesson:Bathtub Gin-10 ways (PDF)
One of the best ways to learn the layout of the fretboard, and to connect what’s happening on the fretboard to what your ears are hearing, is to take the same melody and learn several different ways of playing it. To Phish fans, the melody to Bathtub Gin is super familiar, so it’s a great one to work with. In addition, it includes some bluesy and mixolydian ideas that Trey Anastasio uses regularly.