Alternate Picking Workout #5

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Alternate Picking Workout #5!

    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 #5 is a fine choice when you want to extend your "lick library" and add a few elements that will slightly push you out of comfort zone. There are some spots where you will need to quickly change the position or stretch your hand to reach a note. Purpose of this lesson is not to deliver ultra twisted shapes. It's purpose is to push you just that one step further from basic, one position, 3-notes per string runs.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. 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

    Generally the tone type is based on the famous plexi. You can try to get similar with plexi simulations in the gear you own (not necessary from the plug-ins)

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4 Am | Am | Am | Am | G | G | G | G |
    F | F | F | F | E | E | E | E |
    Am | Am | G | G | F | F | E | E |
    Am | Am | G | G | Dm | Dm | F | G | Am ||

    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 30, 45, 60, 90 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    A aeolian minor

    A dorian

    A harmonic minor

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