Alternate Picking Workout #2

by Darius Wave

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    THE PROFESSOR As you can hear in this smokin’ lesson by Darius, having control of the Mixolydian and Ionian modes is an important aspect of any modern guitarist’s vocabulary. Though only one note different, these modes have a unique sound that can both raise the level of intensity and melodic contour in your rock soloing chops. 

    Learning the difference between the Mixolydian Mode and the Ionian Mode, only one note, will give you a second layer of melodic interest when soloing over major chords and major key based songs. Check both of these modes out and bring some Mixo licks into your playing today. 

     

    Hi there GMCers!

    Welcome to the second part of alternate picking workout. This part is dedicated to Beginners. It contains midrange tempo picking and some good practice of switching between strings. There are all fingers involved and reverse picking in the final part. All of the composition is based on the "question-response" structure and influenced by some classical playing. It is also a good practice for basic major, minor, mixolydian shapes - which will help make Your guitar neck a bit more friendly with those shapes.

    Gear used:

    * Hufschmid H6E electric guitar
    * Presonus Inspire 1394 audio interface
    * Poulin HyBrit vst plug-in with "God's cab_1.4/NOTS/C414/_1_inch_edge_pres_1" cab impulse
    * Ernie Ball 10-46 slinky strings with standard E tuning.

    Guitar tone / signal chain:

    Hufschmid guitar --> Behringer MIC100 tube preamp (gain 75% and output 50%, 20dB pad on) --> Presonus Inspire 1394 audio interface (gain 25%) --> LePou HyBrit vst amp (PLS mode, input 100%, Gain 100%, PLS/MCJ mix 50/50, Cont 0 %, Low 50%, Mid 70%, High 0%) --> Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%, gain -12dB, length 4%, god's cab nots c414 1 inch_edge_pres1 cab impulse ) --> Q-filter plug-in (low cut mode 182 Hz :: mid1 off : mid2 1566 Hz +3 dB Q 2,81 :: High Cut 3974 Hz)

    Tuning: standard tuning E1-B2-G3-D4-A5-E6

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 | C | G7 | C | G7 | Am | E | Am | E | G | D7 | G | D7 | G | G | G | G |
    | Em | B | D | A | C | G | B | B | Em | B | D | A | C | G | B | B | B | B |
    | C | C | G | G | Am | Am | E | E | Dm | G7 | C | C | E | E | Am | Am | |

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 160 bpm. There are backing tracks available in 80, 100, 130, and 160 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this solo:
























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