Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 46

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #46 - Alternate Picking in Context (Open String Work vs Fretted Work)

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

Let's warmup by using the picking pattern we started last time and now use it in a scale. In this case, let's do something in the Major Scale. Take a look at the tab.


Now let's do a Major feel but with an open string. Check out the tab. Notice that the pattern isn't symmetrical. Here is a demo of this lick with the backing track so you can get a feel for the timing. Here is a link to it on soundcloud for preview. Demo of Single String Lick With Backing


Now let's take the warmup through Two Octaves. Both of these will work when we play against our backing track.


Now here is the backing track using the Single String Licks for download: Lesson_46.mp3 ( 1.76MB )

Here it is without lead guitar. This is your shot to add the lead! Try the first two things we worked on: Lesson_46_no_lead.mp3 ( 1.31MB )