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Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 111

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #111 - (Lesson #11 Redux) Alternate Picking & string traversing using "back one, up one" scale patterns

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson


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


HERE IS THE CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 TRIODE PATCH FOR TODAY


-Mid Presence for Lead
-Stereo Spread as well
Here is how the patch should sound.


BACK ONE UP ONE - STRICK ALTERNATE PICKING DURING STRING TRAVERSE


Continuing on our Alternate Picking Work from last time in LESSON 110, we are going to use

-Palm Mute
-Strict Alternate Picking
-Short Throw Pick Strikes

Here is our first shape. The pattern goes back one note, returns, then up one. This continues through the shape. Our first shape has a "Major" Sound to it.


Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! user posted image


Guitar Pro Tab


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CHANGING SHAPE

Now let's' work on our "Weak finger Combo" of the Pinky and Third finger using the same shape. Again let's

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! user posted image


Guitar Pro Tab

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ADDING THE STREEEEEEETTTCCHHH!


It's time to earn the crap of it and add a stretch!

Let's

-March it up the neck to the 12th fret.
-Play it on Different Strings
-DOUBLE PICK IT! user posted image


Guitar Pro Tab

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ENDURANCE TEST - EARNING IT X10 (WARNING: DO NOT PLAY TO THE POINT OF PAIN)


Now it's time for my fav part, ENDURANCE! smile.gif Building good endurance is crucial. If your hands run out of steam in the middle of a gig/show and you still have 5 more solos to pull off, your in trouble. Overpreparation can be a good thing. Let's take our hardest shape and run it over all the strings.


  • BONUS POINTS

-There is a position shift in this one.
-Double Pick If Possible


Guitar Pro Tab

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MESHUGGAH TECHNIQUE

Meshuggah have great right hand technique. They use tight palm muted triplets against odd metered rythms. Learning any of their work is a great way to work your right hand. Here is a very simplified version of a triplet rif. Let's play it with a odd rythm backing.


Guitar Pro Tab

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After this, do some light stretches and maybe get an ice cube and ice down your forearms. Drink plenty of water and give your arms some time to rest.

Todd