Alternate Picking Exercises 2 – Lesson 74

About Alternate Picking Exercises 2 – Lesson 74

Level: Advanced

Alternate Picking Exercises 2 – Lesson 74

In this lesson we give you exercises to improve your alternate picking and sync your right and left hands.

Syn’s Tips

These are great exercise that can be applied to all of the Modes in all keys. You should do this because it not only develops skilled hands or Dexterity, but also vastly increases your familiarity with all of your scales as well as the fretboard.

Practice this to the metronome and backing tracks provided in the “content” menu of the lesson player.

Please share with us your progress, insights, and any questions you may be having by uploading videos of yourself to the "Lesson Comments" section below!

Remember to HAVE FUN!!

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Ethan Migala
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Ethan Migala why would starting from a diffrent note in the scale help
Hachi Ramirez
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Hachi Ramirez I love this exercises!
Bilo Gates
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Bilo Gates This is really good stuff. However, what is the exact method for practicing these patterns? Should we use a metronome? Should we start & stop, change note values against the metronome, play continuously and just gradually increase speed, etc...? This is what's always missing with technique development lessons. It would be great to have Synyster or his father address this. I guess the question is this: "what is your exact procedure for practicing speed-picking patterns & exercises and developing speed & accuracy?"
Vinicius Ferreira
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Vinicius Ferreira Where can I find the content menu of the lesson player?
Julian Penz
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Julian Penz I don't get what those " 3 s " should mean. Any Help? Maybe because of the Language differences.... But in fact, this is a really cool Lessons! It also trains the speed of my left Hand and my Pinky Finger as well! Great Guys!!! 😀
K Schilli
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K Schilli I think what he is saying is to accent every third pick, so it would be down,up, down, accent the up stroke. Down, up accent the down stroke. You can see the accent marks on bars 78 and 79 of the lesson.
Axel Ané
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Axel Ané Thank you so much for all you classes Syn & Papa, I really felt I wasn't making progress for a while, I now have a solid base to work on. Papa Gates, really cool tip in the end to divide the pattern in 3 notes sequences, I'll remember this!
Zé Marques
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Zé Marques I like how syn and papa gates know we are gonna be frustrated by the exercises and emphasize the FUN part. But I also truly believe that
Craig Harper
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Craig Harper Where is the comment section?