Please watch video above for a detailed analysis:
Today we will look at part 2 on alternate picking guitar technique.
The key to these exercises is to “Accent” the third note of each 4 note [Tetrachord] grouping . [You can also accent the first note].
Why do we do this?
This is because the accents push the music along.
This also works like links in a chain that connect the notes together for smooth and rhythmical phrases.
So, before we attempt this sort of phrasing,
We need to make sure that have our basic 8ths to 16 notes rhythmical and really tight.
In the first exercise we will ascend in one position and then descend in another:
We will start on a down stroke and employ strict alternate picking:
In the next example we will ascend and descend in one position:
it is a good idea to use a simple pentatonic scale with a simple guitar fingering and play over a 2 5 1 loop to get the accents, rhythm and musical phrasing tight.
Chord II V7 I Example:
Simple 2 finger scale example:
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