Level: Advanced

Economy Picking – The 3-1-3 Pattern – Lesson 78

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Level: Advanced

Economy Picking – The 3-1-3 Pattern – Lesson 78

In this lesson we show you the 3-1-3 pattern over a simple Pentatonic scale.

Syn’s Tips
I use the 3-1-3 for pentatonics all of the time! When you really delve into this technique, you will find an entire universe of tricks and licks that sound other worldly! And we will get there, be patient! Get the basics down for now!

Apply this to all of the other scales you know that are 3 notes per string. This is why I’ve learned as many scales as possible in that formula because it is extremely conducive to Eco picking.

Practice to a metronome and backing tracks and if you are having trouble, upload a video of the issue to the "Lesson Comments" section below so we can all help you figure this stuff out.

Don’t get frustrated, this will all come to you in time! It’s a process and one that should be enjoyed so take breaks when you need, and just jam to the backing tracks without worrying about anything, Just Play!
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Mathieu De Pompa
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Mathieu De Pompa Is there a way to do this kind of technique without a 6 fret stretch?
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Sure. Try 5-7-9 (frets) on the 5th string. 7 on the 4th string. 6-7-9 on the 3rd string. 7 on the 2nd string. 5-7-9 on the 1st string. That is a DMa13 arpeggio which works over DMa7, DMa9, DMa13 or just plain old D. It's also is GREAT over a Bm, Bm7 Bm9, etc.
Daniel Riker
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Daniel Riker Great lesson! The funny thing though is that the length of this video is 3:13
Brian Haner Sr.
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Brian Haner Sr. Coincidence or sheer genius?
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