Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 57

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #57 - Shred in Context Part II

Let's use the Harmonic Minor (shred fingering version) and Natural Minor scale against a backing track. We will start with a metronome, then move to a backing track of drums/bass/guitar.

Here is our first shape. It involves a rather awkward finger series. Let's give it a shot.


Take a look at this shape that uses a shape that sounds Major. We are going to play it in a context with music where it sounds minor.


Now lets mix in a Harmonic Minor shape done in “Threes” or three notes at a time. Here is the first part.


Here is the BACKING TRACK to play against once you have the shapes down. Start with a metronome, then switch to the music. Until you start playing with music, you aren't playing music, just scales. So playing with music and doing so "musically" is important.