Di Meola 2: Sixes

by Ben Higgins

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  • Hi and welcome to my new lesson, the second in a 4 part series of lessons devoted to Al Di Meola.

    The focus this time is on groups of sextuplets - six notes. I've called them 'sixes' here. Why have I focused on groups of six? Well, no matter what the genre, you'll see guitarists using 3 note per string patterns and you'll see them playing triplets using those same patterns. These patterns will take the form of 3 notes on one string and 3 notes on the next string, resulting in a group of six.

    Depending on the pick stroke you start the lick on, the string crossing movement will be either 'inside picking' or 'outside picking'. If you've never encountered these concepts before, check this lesson out.
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    I will explain how to approach 'inside picking' in a way that makes it easier to nail those precise movements. Another lesson that is worth checking out for the same reasons is this one.

    So, our focus is sharp - we've got one job to do - let's do it!

    Tuning:
    E A D G B E - Standard Tuning
    Time Sig:
    6/8
    Tempo:
    170bpm
    Key:
    Em
    Gear:
    Ibanez RG7421, Overloud TH3, Cubase, Superior Drummer 2
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