Alternate Picking X

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Level: Syn's Etudes

Alternate Picking X

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Head to the Comments section below to discuss and share videos of yourselves applying this to different Scales and Chord Progressions. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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Dominick Bosson
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Dominick Bosson Does the beginning remind anyone else of the solo for "Save Me"? lol
Trash Trash
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Trash Trash Will you make acoustic guitar lessons? 🙁 Love you
Arturo PĂ©rez
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Arturo PĂ©rez !Simply Beautiful!
Arturo PĂ©rez
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Arturo PĂ©rez ÂĄSimply Beatiful!
Robi Turner
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Robi Turner neo classic lick i like it
Vengeance Harlot
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Vengeance Harlot Wow, sounds like Bach's Fugue in some pieces
Ben Grosskreuz
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Ben Grosskreuz This sounds like the beginning of Bach's fugue in D minor !
Israel Stefanello
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Israel Stefanello that lick more powerful and gorgeous and classic eager to get to play this
Loony Gates
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Loony Gates Sounds great but can tell me how the picking goes
Ardian Laci
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Ardian Laci I'm on IV at the moment!! had to go up here and see the madness that is waiting for me! Thank you Brian soo much for this! it really motivates me to go harcore into playing!
Mike Kroha
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Mike Kroha The coolest thing about these lessons is even after playing for over 10 years theres still things to ive learned or never thought of even in the less advanced lessons. Great job guys!!
Sam Desjardins
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Sam Desjardins How do you mute your Lower strings when you're playing on the Higher ones? are you using your thumb holding the pick or palm? Also this speed is just ridiculous i'll maybe be able to do this in 50 years or so haha!
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates You'll get it, it just takes a lot of practice and patience. I mute the lower strings but resting the lower palm of my hand on the lower strings. Have fun!
Sam Desjardins
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Sam Desjardins playing with such speed*
Shahirah Zainudin
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Shahirah Zainudin Let'sss have a battttleeee
Matthieu Dubois
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Matthieu Dubois What Classical musician do you recommand to listenning too To increase creativity ?
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev to start. try to transcribe your favorite lines from these guys and apply them to these backing tracks or to songs you've written.
Ioannis C
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Ioannis C You could listen to a "best of classic" playlist to get an overview and then pick what you like. For me personally, Beethoven's 7th symphony 2nd movement does the job, it's just awsome how classical music paints a picture when listening to it! Other great examples it think are flight of the valkyries by Wagner, the four seasons by Vivaldi (for guitarists especially the winter part) and almost everything from Tchaikowsky
Fredrik Serlachius
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Fredrik Serlachius As someone who hasn't practiced properly in years i feel like the next months are going to be fun. I'm actually motivated to train for once
James Stocker
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James Stocker Is this a porn site??
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Yes. Ear porn.
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this definitely needs to be in a song!! great stuff
Valtteri Lamminen
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Valtteri Lamminen It's absolutely amazing how many different kind of things there are to practice in just the "Alternate Picking" etudes! There's string skipping (which is something I'm really looking forward to practicing), three-string arpeggios and so much more! Everything on this site is even better then I could've hoped for, thank you Syn and Papa Gates!
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates It's just the beginning, big plans!
Kurt Camilleri
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Kurt Camilleri Geezuz... These lessons are amazing!!! Thanks Syn and Papa Gates!
Andreas Thomsen
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Andreas Thomsen awesome, sounds like Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach!
Jak Angelescu
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Jak Angelescu Doesn't FĂŒr Elise do something similar like in the second movement?
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates Great ear my friend
François Hubert
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François Hubert Oooh man, it's a lesson but it's sounds so GREAT with that classic vibe. Just amazing. Can't wait to be able to play that kind of stuff
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates It’ll get there if you stick with it
Krzysztof Kartasinski
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Krzysztof Kartasinski can't wait to get there. it sounds awesome!
Loony Gates
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Loony Gates Its great but i cant really figure out how the picking goes.
Syn Gates
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Syn Gates Start off super slow and you’ll be blazing through it in no time I promise
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