Learn The Fretboard - Familiarize yourself with the fretboard first, before going any further! These simple techniques on how to memorize where each note is on the fretboard will lead you to be a master of the fretboard landscape.
Scales - It's important to read these lessons in order!
Demonstration videos - These videos are to give you a rough idea how your hands should look when playing each of the scales' patterns. Please read the lessons above to see where your fingers should actually be placed (marked in each lesson with finger numbers). It is impossible to learn finger placement from these videos alone, however they will give you a good idea as to how your fingers should look. When watching them notice the economy of motion that is used. Notice how fingers that are not being used are kept close to the fretboard until they are needed again. Also notice the alternate (down up down up) picking that is used.....Do your self a favor and DON'T watch these until after you have been through the lessons above.