Lesson Series: “0 To 60, An Introduction to Alternate Picking” - Lesson 90

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Todd Simpson
Todd Simpson

LESSON #90 - 2011 Final Lesson! (Last chance to work our pinky!)

Lesson Series by Todd Simpson

This is our Final Lesson of the year! Let's really RIP IT UP! Lots of great stuff planned But first, STRETCHING!

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

Here is the TH1 TRIODE (Guitar Plugin) patch for today.

Let's work on our stretch a bit more. Here is our warmup shape. Let's pick and pull (AP and Legato) this and move it down the neck and the strings. In doing so we get some endurance work as a bonus.


Here is our backing. Download it for later practice as well.

Now let's start working with our backing in addition to our metronome. This tablature shows the positions we are going to use. Play each set 4 times with the backing. E.g. Each set of four notes, repeats four times then shifts when played against the backing track. This will help us work our picking as well as our stretch.

Guitar Pro File


We are going to add in open strings and give our lick an almost arpeggio sounding vibe. But do so without actually playing an arpeggio shape. Again, play each position four times with the backing. Let's pick and pull this one as well.

Guitar Pro File


Return of the TRIPEGGIO!

Let's do this same type of lick now as a "Tripeggio" a mixture of triad/arpeggio. So down stroke the first two notes like you are sweep picking then pull off/hammer on the rest.

Guitar Pro File


2011 Review

Looking back, this lesson really got us started on our picking and shredding. Let's review this lesson and see if we have gained any speed since we started doing all this.

All of the lessons we have ever done are available in this killer wiki (Thanks to Fran!) if you have missed any of them, go back over them in 2012. Each one builds on the last so they are good to have covered!

Thanks for a great year guys user posted image Looking forward to a great 2012 @ GMC!