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Extreme pt. 1

This is the first lesson of a new series of exercises.
It is made up of 6 lessons on:

  • Alternate Picking
  • Legato Playing
  • Arpeggios
  • Tapping
  • String Skipping
  • Combinations

Alternate Picking is one of the most used technique in music. This exercise shows one way to use it with a phrase that you can repeat each 2 strings. A lot of exercises are based on a figure that is the same as much for the position and fingers every time you play it. In this example you can use all alternate picking also when you change string or in that moment you can use the sweep picking with two notes picked down. The most important thing is in my opinion not the use of complete alternate or not, but the final result: the example should sound clear, at tempo and above all you need to feel at ease when you play it, without hands tension or a more speedy breathing, all should seem like you play a simple pattern, very relaxed. When I use to play something more difficult for me, I use to have a regular breathing and I’m more concentrated on my pattern without external noises or something that can disturb me.

Hope you’ll enjoy it and for any kind of questions or comments please visit my site.

Francesco Fareri releases:
Suspension – Instrumental Shred Album
Arpeggios – Instructional CD-Rom

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