Speed Runs For Intermediates

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Beginner Introduction to Speed Runs lesson

    The idea of this lesson is to collect a pack of licks, that usually work great for a very first attempts to speed playing. Of course in this lesson we'll workout these at medium tempo but proper practise amount can lead you to monsterous speed range in a reasonably short time. Medium speed will allow you to better dig into hand mechanics, responsible for smooth and relaxed motion. For detailed explanation, go to each part description (below each part's tab section)

    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 electric guitar
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    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

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track chord progression:

    4/4
    Am | Am | Am | Am |
    F | F | F | F |
    G | G | G | G |
    Am | Am | Am | Am |
    ||: F | G | Am | C :||
    F | G | Am | C |
    F | G | Am | Am ||



    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scale used in this lesson:

    A aeolian minor

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