Alternate Picking Workout #7

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Alternate Picking Workout #7!

    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 #7 is a fine choice when you're looking for a medium difficulty to boost your right hand speed. Chosen licks are just right to make you feel comfortable, while trying to push your right hand limits further. String skipping moments (most of them) are planned the way they should not bring you much trouble. One purpose and straight way to get it - that's the goal here.

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    4. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    5. 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 C#m | C#m | C#m | C#m | F#m | F#m | F#m | F#m |
    G# | G# | G# | G# | C#m | C#m | C#m | C#m |
    A | A | F#m | F#m | G# | G# | C#m | C#m |
    A | A | F#m | F#m | G# | G# | G# | G# |


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 140 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 50, 65, 90, 110 and 140 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    C# aeolian minor




    C# harmonic minor




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