Practicing scale sequences with different scale types is very helpful, both from an exercise perspective, and a phrasing perspective. Try this example utilizing four different scale types in the same position.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014
A small to medium room humidifier works great, plus a battery-powered temperature and humidity sensor. The desirable range is between 35-40% humidity.
There are many great articles and books on performing maintenance on your guitars, including neck adjustment and regular care. Since your acoustic guitar by Taylor, Martin, Larrivee, or other accounts for a size-able amount of money, you'd be wise to get in the 'time to fill the humidifier' habit.