Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 92
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.
TODAY'S CUSTOM OVERLOUD TH1 PATCH
OVERLOUD TH1 is just amazing and I"m using it for today's lesson. I"ve made a patch for you that needs no extra pre-amps or what not. Just plug in your guitar to your recording interface. No Amps were harmed in the making of this patch
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.
Let's march this down the neck. Play it twice, then move down a fret. Start around 90 BPM and work as far up in speed as you can. Then slow down the metronome again to 90 and Double Pick the shape (play each note twice) this will further work your inside/outside picking.
Let's try something a bit harder. This pattern is an extension of the first. Make sure to use "ECONOMIC PICKING" (Two of the same types of pick strokes in a row, in this case two down strokes.) per the tablature. It will make playing this shape at speed much simpler. (16th Notes @ 120 BPM) This speed doesn't seem that fast on one string. It's the constant back and forth between strings that makes it hard.
Don't forget to PALM MUTE every note.
Let's march this down the neck. Play it twice, then move down a fret. Start around 90 BPM and work as far up in speed as you can. Then slow down the metronome again to 90 and Double Pick the shape (play each note twice)
ADDING SOME STRETCH IN TO THE MIX
It's time to work our stretch a bit! Let's extend this shape and put our finger yoga to good use!