Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 92

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #92 - Speed is a byproduct of precision

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

Today's Lesson is PART II of LESSON 88. We are going to break down the rather complex backing and use it to stuffy alternate picking/economic picking while traversing strings. It's using 16th notes @ 120 Beats a minute. In other words, we are going to work on precision. After that, speed will just sorta "Happen"!

Here is a sample of what we are going to be working on with a bonus lead on it for extra fun smile.gif

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


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Patch File (Zipped)
Patch Audio Demo


First up, let's do a warm up our fingers. We are going to do some Hybrid picking here to help increase our speed moving between strings. This is often the barrier between a player and his goal speed.

  • QUICK TIP: Take note of the pick stroke indicators in the tablature. It's the entire point of the pattern and of today's lesson.