Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 96
Lesson Series by Todd Simpson
Let's warm up and get going!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.
Today, we are going to use a bit from the AWESOME new Ben Higgins Collaboration. If you have not signed up for this collab, go sign up! It's just EPIC!
Here is the link to Ben's Collab
Let's get our fingers up to snuff a bit before we get in to this. We have been working quite a bit on our stretch of late, so hopefully this series will be quite easy. If not easy, hopefully it will be at least possible. let's start easy.
But first, here are a couple of Spiff patch/presets. One for OVERLOUD TH1 and one for GUITAR RIG 5. Either one has more than enough gain for today
BACK TO THE PINKY! GETTING LOST IN THE LAND OF LEGATO
Starting of Small
Very simple shape. Let's play it twice, move it down one fret and play twice again. At first, let's only strike the open string and hammer on the rest. Then let's do it Alternate Pick style to see the difference.
Once we've got it, move it all the way down to the first fret for the first finger and then switch down one string and repeat. This functions as an endurance workout and a warmup.
HARDER AND FASTER!
Adding a bit of a stretch, let's do the same thing as before. But with some work now for our stretch. Let's play it twice, move it down one fret and play twice again. At first, let's only strike the open string and hammer on the rest. Then let's do it Alternate Pick style to see the difference.
Let's add a third note in to prep for our later work today. Let's play it twice, move it down one fret and play twice again. At first, let's only strike the open string and hammer on the rest. Then let's do it Alternate Pick style to see the difference.
A MINOR RETURNS
As part of our Backing is in A MINOR and we have been working on hammer ons, let's hammer on A minor. We have done lots of single string work in the past, but typicaly moving a single shape as we did earlier. We are now going to shift the shape at each position so your fingers will need to be precise.
At first, let's just strike once per group of 4 notes. Then let's try to alternate pick it. Then double pick of course
BONUS: DOUBLE PICKING VERSION OF LESSON C (Special Thanks to GMCer Nihilist1 for making this bonus file!)
TAPPING/HAMMERING WITH BOTH HANDS AND 4 NOTE GROUPS (4 Finger Tapping)
This is the part where we put it all together. We've done four finger tapping in the past and it was a bit of a struggle for some, so I thought we could use a bit more practice. Not to mention, we have been doing picking workouts for the past month so I thought a bit of tapping would be a good change of pace :)
BEN'S BACKING TRACK (Our Chunk of it from Today)
We are going to break this down in to chunks later on. Go ahead and have a look at it.