Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 10

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #10 - Incorporating Inversions

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

We are going to add something called "Scale Inversions" in to our chops. Inversions are simply ways of playing scales that involve moving around in a consistent way within a given scale. We are going to combine two types of inversions for this particular lesson. We are not going to get too far in to the theory behind these as the application is more important for our purpose here. Take a look at the talblature and see if you can memorize the pattern. Get it to the point where you can play it as a looping pattern in a consistent way with a metronome at a steady comfortable pace.


Practice time

PRACTICE TIME ( At Least - 30 Minutes Per Day)
NOTE: Set your Metronome to 4/4 time.

-Try to palm mute as you play to give yourself practice palm muting while playing across strings and help isolate notes. Play the pattern twice and move up one fret. As usual take it to the 12th fret to get used to playing all over the neck. Push the tempo to your stick point and beyond.
-Now that you have it down, pick each note twice and start the shape on the D string and again go all the way to the 12th fret. This will work your hand further and help your synchronization.