Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 103

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #103 - (Lesson #3 Redux) ALTERNATE PICKING REVERSED SHAPES


Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

Let's warm up and get going!


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



Here is a custom OVERLOUD TH2 patch for today.
If you don't have TH2 Go get the demo and try this patch!


Preview


Patch


Screen Grab



Here is that Custom GUITAR RIG 4 patch from my post a bit "What Genre is this Patch?" with the massive chunk to it. Go get guitar rig (Demo) if you don't already have it. Embrace software emulation. You just can't beat the results for the quality home recording on the cheap!


I've started building patches without my external direct box and without my GNX3 as a pre amp. As a result, this should have pretty massive gain even with just your guitar plugged straight in to a laptop.


103_LESSON_DAY_FINAL.ksd.zip


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PART I INSIDE PICKING (BACKWARDS SHAPES)


Let's skip the warmup and dive in. We are going to work on our endurance, our picking and our speed today Just as in the original LESSON 3 way back when, we are going to work on our alternate picking with some shapes that are reversed from normal. Here is our first.


Start with a DOWNSTROKE
Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
Try it on different strings.
Speed up, and up, and up.


Guitar Pro File


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PART II ADDING THE CRAZY STRETCH!


Let's keep working on inside picking and add our PINKY work in! It wouldn't be right if we didn't add a crazy pinky stretch!

So let's try this.


Start with a DOWNSTROKE
Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
Try it on different strings.
Speed up, and up, and up.


Guitar Pro File


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PART III CONFUSING YOUR FINGERS (OUTSIDE PICKING)


We are going to simply add an open string in. The impact on your fingers will be immediate. We are going to switch to outside picking a bit here. Just one note doesn't seem that crazy but playing this at speed will present a new challenge.


Start with a DOWNSTROKE
Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
Try it on different strings.
Speed up, and up, and up.


Guitar Pro File


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PART IV CONFUSING YOUR FINGERS AND PINKY TORTURE!


MUUWWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! (EVIL LAUGH) Prepare yourself!


Start with a DOWNSTROKE
Use strict ALTERNATE PICKING
Find a comfortable Metronome speed and play this pattern all the way up the neck to the 12th fret.
Double Pick the pattern, once you've got it, all the way up the neck.
Try it on different strings.
Speed up, and up, and up.


Guitar Pro File


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