Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 125

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #125 - Combining economic and alternate picking

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson


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


GUITAR RIG 4 PATCH FOR TODAY
(In honor of our very own Ben Higgins I've analysed and deconstructed his killer lead tone using minimal distortion/gain to yield maximum note clarity)


BEN HIGGINS PATCH DEMO


WARMUP HOMEWORK!

Let's warm up with our BONUS from last lesson that we didn't get to!


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ECONOMIC ASCENT

People often ask how I manage to get decent speed during scale runs. The trick for me is using Economic Picking to ascend, and alternate to descend. Let's ascend.


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And of course......


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Once we work up some speed and move around. Let's work on our endurance.


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Try to use this in your own playing to see if it can push you over the speed barrier!

Todd