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> Uneven Open String Picking, Quick Licks #2 (alternate Picking)
Todd Simpson
post Nov 1 2017, 08:38 PM
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Uneven Open String Picking
INTRO:
This lick features fierce alternate picking using open strings with string crossing (String Traverse). It should pose a challenge even to the experienced shredder - and is guaranteed to give you a picking workout!

It is based around the E minor scale.



Here is the tab. It's 16th notes done at about 200 bpm. As long as it fits, you can play it at really any speed you like. No matter how slow. And you don't have to do all the repeats if you don't want. Just one each would be fine smile.gif I know this is pushing things a bit. please let me know if you have questions and let me know how I can help make this lick part of your bag of tricks!!

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BACKGROUND / COMMENTS
It's from our recent GABE BRIT METAL COLLAB! We are going to use the brit backing track for this so you can have a track to play over if you prefer it to a metronome. You can click on the mp3 file above to download it and use it in your DAW (Reaper/Nuendo/Logic/Etc.) so that you can play with the backing track and use the lick in a solo context.

BTW: This lick is nearly impossible to play at speed. Don't beat yourself up about it. It's something to work on that keeps paying dividends.

WARM UP LICK
This lick is a warmup to the main lick. If you can get this down, the main lick should be no problem. Try to start with an upstroke if you can and keep it all inside alternate picking. However, if you are more comfy doing it another way, that's ok as well. In the end it's up to you how you want to play. I'm doing this as a purely inside picking thing simply because it's a bit more efficient for the hand and allows me to play the lick at speed. Another player may do it as all outside picking in order to play it at speed. Working through these type of things is part of your journey. When folks try to force you to play one way or another, it's usually because they play that way. In the end it comes down to you smile.gif

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George Hlio
post Feb 26 2018, 06:42 PM
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Hey Sarge My take!

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Todd Simpson
post Feb 27 2018, 03:22 AM
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So close!!!! I need you to try to finger this the same way that I did in the original preview vid so using the first finger on the 3rd fret and the third finger on the fifth fret. On the high E, start with the fith fret, then sixth fret (pinky) then third fret (first finger). Use the first finger for the B string the entire way. This is a HARD lick to play. You have the idea just a tweak is needed!!

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post Mar 5 2018, 09:22 PM
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Retake Sarge! Also played a couple more frets with the pinky!

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post Mar 6 2018, 01:53 AM
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That's it! You finger position is good and your mute is solid. Timing is smooth and your using the PINKY! The pinky is key in this and I see you modded the lick to get more reach with the pinky. Great idea. You can add notes all the way up the neck to get practice jumping around on the neck. This is what I was looking for. In other words you just..

LEVELED UP!!!!


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post Mar 6 2018, 08:02 AM
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Thanks Todd!
The pinky indeed is the most important finger for REACH!
It unlocks great pottentials!
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post May 5 2018, 06:53 AM
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Impressive. The picking required in this is really tough. It requires constant string traverse, and there is no gap between any of the notes. The purpose being that if you miss even one, you'll hear it and get to start over. Also, it's designed to test your muting as you've got two open strings that you have to deal with the entire time. So you have to mute them enough to keep them from ringing, but not mute them so much that you kill all resonance. Congrats, you found the balance. It's muted, but not too muted. You also hit every note, each time, and there are plenty of chances to miss one. In short, you KAAAARUUUUSSHHED it. And..

LEVELED UP!!!!


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