Kjutte - Shreds And Sweeps SI Lesson

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My name is Kjetil Larsen. I live in Norway, Drammen. Quite close to the capital Oslo.

I've played the guitar for exactly 4 years, and my favorite guitarists are: Shawn Lane, Vinnie Moore, Tony Macalpine, Gary Moore, Robert Marcello, etc.

I work as an automation-electrician (PLC and such.) On freetime, I mostly spend my time with wife, kid, computer games and of course the guitar.

Shape 1 - Cmaj7add aug5 arpeggio

This is a Cmaj7 arpeggio shape, with an added augmented 5th. It really adds some tension. You can add this note in several places, but as I am not great with sweeps and economy picking, I made a seperate slow take for this. The last slide is just a chromatic, I added it 'cus it sounded cool. user posted image

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Shape 2 - Diatonic shred

Easy to learn-shred line with some string skipping.
As always, switch between max speed and max clean speed to learn this.
That way you practise strength&stamina aswell as syncronization.

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Shape 3 - Diatonic sweeps

Same principle here.
I start off with an descending Bmin7 arpeggio, ascending Cmaj7, descending Dmaj7 and finally ascending Amaj7.

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Shape 4 - Modulating Arpeggios

This is a Maj7 arpeggio with wholetone intervals. I think it sounds quite interesting.

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Shape 5 - Finally, the slow aug5 arpeggio with octaves

Self explanatory.

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And that's that. I hope this gives some motivation and ideas to you guys!

Best regards