Shred on the Edge pt.6
Hello to all of you, with these exercises, I’ll be very glad to give you some ideas to improve your guitar technique, as well as to feel more at ease when you play a fast sequence. These examples start from simple ideas to arrive to more intricate parts… but as all of you know, 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 example is about alternate picking example and arpeggio. I thought it was interesting because during the alternate picking you can use the pick between the E string and B string so it is more simple to pick down and up. The arpeggio is picked as the notation.
This long arpeggio sequence is to improve you sweep picking. Another interesting thing is changing position from top positions to bottom positions of your frets. The first arpeggios have also a one plus note played by tapping.
The sequence is B minor – C major – A major – D major – B major – C major – A major
I really hope you’ll enjoy it and it gives you more ideas to play!
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.