Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 121

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #121 - Alternate picking lead/rhythm

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson


FINGER YOGA!
Let’s do our usual Finger Yoga stretches. Here is a link to the video for references.


THIS WEEKS CUSTOM GUITAR PATCH! - Guitar Rig 4/5: Crazy Train
Inspired by Randy and his signature Marshall on 11 sound.


FIRST UP!

Alterate picking licks can work in Lead and Rythm playing. Let's examine our "Back and Forth" technique and play a pattern that might be used in a solo or as a looped practice lick to help our SHRED.


Guitar Pro File

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Let's
-March it up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Palm mute it


DOUBLE YOUR FUN!

That was too easy! Let's DOUBLE PICK (Strike every note twice) the same shape. Here is a vid to show what your hand should be doing when you DOUBLE PICK. Look at the angle of the right hand, notice how it's not overly tense and doesn't look angry like it's trying to break the strings. Also notice how little movement there is at speed.



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Let's
-March it up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Palm mute it


TRIPLE THREAT

Let's TRIPLE PICK this pattern (Three stikes per note)


Guitar Pro File

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Let's
-March it up the neck
-Try it on different string
-Palm mute it


PLAYING ACTUAL MUSIC

Let's use this shape in a song as a rythm riff. Here is the tablature.


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Here is how it will sound played at speed.

Here is just a drum and bass version played much slower to practice with.


UPDATE: MORE VERSIONS/SPEEDS OF BACKING TRACK!

Per request, here ya go! user posted image SHRED IT!

70bpm.mp3 ( 1009.92K )
80bpm.mp3 ( 884.41K )