Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 78

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #78 - Shredding the blues



In this lesson we are going to add a bit of shred to the blues. These shapes should be familiar so we can focus on our picking and our speed a bit more than on our left hand workLet's warm up! - FINGER YOGA!

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


BLUES - FEELING THE SHRED.


Here is our backing for today.
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Let's look at our first shape.


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Let's play this with our backing as well and try to double/triple pick it!

Let's add to this shape.


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Now let's move up the neck a bit and put a bit of a strech in to things.


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This one will be a bit of a challenge at first, but your hand will adapt right away.


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Now let's put one of our "Paul Gilbert" style licks in.


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BONUS:

Here is our bonus lick. It's a rythm from 77 that was just to much for our last get together. It's a great way to work up your inside and outside picking.


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Bonus Lick