Alternate Picking:Guitar Technique-Part 2- [Fretting Hand]

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Alternate Picking:Guitar Technique-Part 2 [Fretting Hand]

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Hi Guys,

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].

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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,

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We need to make sure that have our basic 8ths to 16 notes rhythmical and really tight.

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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:

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In the next example we will ascend and descend in one position:

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alternate-picking-guitar-technique

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Finally,

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:

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Simple 2 finger scale example:

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