Alternate Picking Workout #6

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Alternate Picking Workout #6!

    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 BASICS lesson, which contains a lot of spoken explanations of basic mechanics of the right hand:
    https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Alternate-Picking-Basics/


    Alternate Picking lesson dedicated for intermediate players. Inspired by playing of two great guitar players - Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen. Contains characteristic for Paul, palm muted, 3 notes per string runs and characteristic for Yngwie, neoclassical runs with string skipping.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    3. TSE808 plug-in (virtual Tube Screamer) - Drive 0%, Tone 50%, Level 75 %.
    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 Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | Gm | A |
    Dm | Dm | Dm | Dm | Bb | Bb | Gm | A |
    Dm | Bb/D | Em7b5 | C/E | F | Dm/F | Gm | A |
    Dm | Bb/D | Em7b5 | C/E | F | Dm/F | Gm | A |
    Dm |


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 110 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 30, 45, 60, 90 and 110 bpm. Slowest backingtrack has an additional click audio for easier practise.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    D aeolian minor




    D harmonic minor


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