Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 73

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #73 - The Magic Pinky Part II (The Secret Sauce of Spooky Technique)

Let’s delve in to “Magic Pinky” a bit more. that oft ignored of fingers that holds the secrete to many wild and frightening techniques.

STRETCHES! - Finger Yoga! (As usual let’s stretch and avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)

Let’s start out by alternate picking this. One we have it down, lets move it down the strings.

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Now let’s do a shape that will help us prep for something a bit more complex. Let’s alternate pick this. Use economic if you feel it’s more natural.


Now let’s do something new. We are going to add a “Slide” in to a scale shape and combine with our alternate picking/economic picking.


Now let’s take this a bit further and make a really, really, looooooong scale run with slides.



Here is a link to the forum post with the backing with lead and without lead.

Here is a link to the Guitar Rig Patches (With tons of Delay for rythm and less for lead) from Today’s Lesson

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