Alternate Picking Exercises 4 – Lesson 76

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Level: Advanced

Alternate Picking Exercises 4 – Lesson 76

In this lesson we cover more alternate picking exercises to improve your right hand technique.

Syn’s Tips

After you get this down, I highly recommend that you work on going up the scale starting on the 10th fret of the 6th string reversing the direction of notes from descending to Ascending.

I love the way these Fast Runs sound when you engage your Neck Pickup. It has a very percussive sound and it is a fundamental lick in Metal Music!

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Edward Lilly
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Edward Lilly I just wanted to say thank you to Syn and Papa Gates for taking the time to put something like this together and share it with every one. It completely opens ones eyes to see that there are still guitar players out there that care instrumentally about about musicians and the understanding that not everyone can afford quality teachers. Thank you so much.
Jesús David Rincón Puche
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Jesús David Rincón Puche Another thing to point out it's the easy that it's to transpose this exercise to the rest of the modes (I do something similar as a warm up but with triplets). It helps to improve the alternate picking as well as learning the differents positions for notes in the fretboard
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. GREAT Point, Jesus! By altering the fingering a bit, this can be changed to fit any mode! Can you explain to everyone how to make this into a Lydian lick?
Matthew Macfarlane
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Matthew Macfarlane This type alternate picking lick I can play at good speed, simply because there are an even number of notes played per string so each string hop begins with either an up stroke when descending or a down stroke when ascending. BUT I'm unable to do the stuff played by syn in his alternate picking etudes which involve 3 note per string etc. When I alternate pick my hand kind of only moves vertically when I think its supposed to move in an arc motion to avoid hitting unwanted notes. This feels sooooo unnatural though, even to practice slowly. Does anyone get what I mean?? SAVE ME! I feel LOST!
Jesús David Rincón Puche
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Jesús David Rincón Puche Hey, Matthew. I think you should not only work the etudes slowly but with metronome. That way you will not only focus on the arc motion, but as well on the value of the notes in each compass (for example there are parts with 6ths, 3rds, 16ths...) and even though they are three notes per string, they don't sound the same because of that. If that's not what you meant, I'm sorry, but maybe we could figure it out together! Hope it works, though
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