Alternate Picking Workout #4

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Alternate Picking Workout #4!

    Important notice: If you found this lesson it's highly possible you'll need additional feedback on right hand position, resting points, pick grip and similar. This topic is hard to capture in this kind of practise lesson, because it's very wide and subjective in many aspects. That's why I kindly invite you study my ALTERNATE PICKING BASIC lesson, which contains a lot of spoken explanations of basic mechanics of the right hand.

    Alternate picking lesson dedicated to players who just started their adventure with solo playing on the electric guitar. If you just skipped from chord strumming to your very first steps in the world of solo licks, then this lesson is for you. It contains a few popular alternate picking shapes. Those are most common for fast soloing but first you need to get familiar with their basic mechanics. Backing track with harmonic content will help you avoid getting bored as an oposite to practicing with just a metronome.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Behringer MIC100 tube preamp (-20db switch on, gain and out knobs about 50%)
    3. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    4. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    5. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    6. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 Am | Am | G | G | F | F | Em | Em |
    Dm | Dm | C | C | G/B | G/B | Am | Am |
    F | C | Dm | Am | G | G | G | G |
    Am | Am | G | G | F | F | Em | Em | Am ||

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 90 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 bpm. All track with tempo below 90bpm have additional guide track (electric piano) for easier learning of the melody.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    A aeolian minor

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