Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 95
LESSON #95 - Death by rhythm
Lesson Series by Todd Simpson
In this lesson we are going to focus on our speed, our stretch, our legato and our picking. Quite a bit of ground to cover, but we can do it
Let's warm up and get going!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
NEW GUITAR RIG 4 PRESET (Lesson 95 Patch)
SUPER HIGH GAIN PATCH. Notice the settings on the compressor. This patch assumes you are not using any hardware preamp or anything. It's super sick gain can be too much with an external preamp.
This patch is from this weekends upcoming lesson 95.
Here is a preview, the patch and a screen grab.
WARMING UP THE FINGERS FOR CRAZYNESS
Let's revisit one of my favorite warmups ever. It's so spiff that it works as it's own lesson segment. I just love this lick. It's from LESSON 34
PLAYING CRAZY RYTHM PARTS
Let's work on playing a rather complex guitar rythm and use it work on various techniques. Here is the backing.
Let's take a look at the tablature. You will need to make a big stretch with your pinky and bar with your first finger. The rythm is a bit wonky but you can get used to it quickly. The bit has an off time Death Jazz feel to it. Check out the tablature, and once you get the pattern, just move it up to frets and play the same thing and thats part B.
Palm Mute this:
And my solo bits over top of it.
Let's try one of these licks. It's not a hard one, but it's played a bit brisk. Let's see if we can do it at speed once we work up to it.