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Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 100

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #100 - Racer X Style Part II


Lesson Series by Todd Simpson


Let's warm up and get going!


FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.


LESSON 100 (AKA "THE TORTURE CHAMBER OF LIMITLESS DEATH")

Special thanks goes out to Rusty Cool....er, I mean, Ben Higgins for letting use his RACER X collab as our backing!



Here is a link to the RACER X COLLAB post in the forum.


And here is the Backing from it. Ben's backing here is truly KILLER!


Here is a spiff GUITAR RIG 5 PRESET OF BURNING DEATH GAIN for ya.


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PREPARE FOR DEATH!

Let us prepare for burning death! Well, let's get our fingers going anyway user posted image

Let's take a familiar shape and play it striking only the first note on each string. Then every note. Then double picked. Of course, let's march this all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.


Guitar Pro Tab


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Let's have a look at LICK #1. Watch the video and notice where it fits in. Here is the tablature. Each position is played four times.


Guitar Pro Tab


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TRIPLE/DOUBLE DEATH

This next lick blends our fav "Double and Triple" styles of picking in the same lick. Some notes are triple picked (three strokes per note) and some are double picked (two strokes per note).


Guitar Pro Tab


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PAUL GILBERT DEATH


This lick is one we worked on last week in preparation for today. Hopefully, it's all smooth sailing from here!


Guitar Pro Tab


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TAPPING DEATH

Let's add some tapping/hammering!

Here are the basic positions. I'm just mucking about with these mostly. So let's wing it!


Guitar Pro Tab


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SCALE INVERSION DEATH

Let's use one of our fav licks. The Scale Inversion! As a bonus, let's triple pick it! Let's start with SINGLE PICKING then, double, then let's melt our hand off with TRIPLE!


Guitar Pro Tab


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CONGRATS! YOU ARE NOW A METAL GOD! user posted image Seriously guys, thanks so much for making this lesson series RAWK! It's nothing without you guys and you guys are AWESOME!

PRACTICE! Todd