Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 51

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #51 - Shredding Whole Tone Scales

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

In this lesson, let’s work with a “Whole Tone” Scale. We have not done much with this scale shape yet. It does require lots of STRETCHING. Make sure to do your “Finger Splits” and get your hands nice and flexible before attempting any of this. So let’s Warm up. NEVER FORGET! Do Your Stretches!


Now let’s take it up a notch and add a pattern we have been using to the scale. This is our “Up 3, Down 1” pattern that you should know by heart at this point. I want you to see how this pattern can work on just about any scale. Because of the space between frets, this will seem a bit challenging at first. If you feel pain STOP PLAYING.


Now let’s make it a bit more complicated and use a pattern from last time so we can focus on speed and fingering and not learning a new pattern. The only difference is that we are using all whole tones.


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