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Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 79

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #79 - Thumbs akimbo!


Lesson Series by Todd Simpson


Look Ma No Thumbs!

In this lesson we are going to work on our DANGEROUS FREAKY NINJA THUMBLESS TECHNIQUE! Here is a preview.



Here is our BACKING TRACK. Download it so you can shred over it later!


Same Track with Harmony/Dissonant Layer added. (Played in E notice the difference in the two tracks?)


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


DJENT OR NOT DJENT?


In this lesson let's take some cues from what has come to be known as "Djent", despite Misha's (Periphery) attempt to fight it, it's become a Metal Subgenre. Onward Djentlemen!

First up, let's get our hands used playing Diatonic structures to give them some muscle memory. This is a very simple shape so we can work up some killer speed. This shape is used quite a bit in DJent.

Play this as written and then let's walk it up and down the neck. Strike the first note, then Hammer On the rest. So ONE PICK STROKE, per every 3 Notes.


79 PART A

Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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79 PART B

Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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79 PART C

Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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79 PART D Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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79 PART E Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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Let's focus on our THUMBLESS technique for a bit. If possible, try to do these without using your pick. Just use your left hand for hammering on and pulling off. If that's a bit much, put the pick back in to play as you work up your left hand.


79 PART F Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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79 PART G Here is the GuitarPro5 File


And the Tablature


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