Shred on the Edge pt.3
Hello to all of you, with these exercises I’ll be very glad to give you some ideas to improve your guitar technique and to feel more at ease when you play fast sequence. These examples start from simple ideas to arrive to more intricated parts… but as all of you knows the time to have a great technique as Greg Howe, Shawn Lane or Richie Kotzen is slow and with a lot of practice. I really hope you’ll enjoy this kind of course of shred guitar playing and for any questions please email me.
This first exercise is based on an alternate picking sequence. It is important to follow the pick downstroke and upstroke at tempo; start with slow and then try more fast. When you are sure that you are picking correctly you can use this one also for a legato exercise.
This is a string skipping with legato and tapping with one and two fingers. As all the exercise start very slow. For the tapping use the second and the third finger of your right hand. You can improve the movement of these fingers with alternate notes and then try with this sequence.
This last one is based on a Aminor arpeggio with more notes played by tapping. As the second exercise for the tapping notes use the second and the third fingers because you have the pick in the one.
I hope you enjoyed these examples and see you next time!
Take a look to the Francesco Fareri – Official Site for monthly exercises, transcription (Greg Howe, George Bellas, Vitalij Kuprij, Jason Becker), audio files and above all for his first instrumental shred album called Suspension involved with progressive and neoclassical music.