Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 72

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #72 - The Magic Pinky (The Secret Sauce of Spooky Technique)


Let’s delve in to “Magic Pinky” that oft ignored of fingers that holds the secret to many wild and frightening techniques. Here is a Quick Video Preview of the sort of tapping/stretch work we have planned.



WARM UP:

  • Finger Yoga! (Per usual let’s stretch and avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!)


WARMING UP THE WEAKEST FINGER.
Take a look at our first tablature.


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Here is the GUITAR PRO 5 File for it.


Here we go.
- Let’s start out by alternate picking this and just loop it for a bit while working up speed.
- Now Let’s do the same pattern four times in a row, and on every string and loop that while working up speed.
Now let’s make it a bit more interesting (Per a recent Poll on GMC) and add TAPPING!


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Here is the GUITAR PRO 5 File for it.


Now let’s do the same modifications as before and try not to melt our hand off.
- Let’s start out by alternate picking this and just loop it for a bit while working up speed.
- Now Let’s do the same pattern four times in a row, and on every string and loop that while working up speed.


LESSON 33 REVISITED


Let’s pull out a couple of licks we used in Lesson 33 and build on those. Here are the tablatures.


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Now Let's try the lick from the Preview Video


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Here is the GUITAR PRO 5 File for it.


LESSON LINKS/FILES

Here is a link to the Guitar Rig Patch from Today’s Lesson (Unzip, copy to your preset folder, update Guitar Rig using updater)


Free Software For Recording (Guitar Rig Free, and Pod Farm Demo and Reaper, etc.)