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Geometric Sweeping

It’s time to kick in another edition of my monthly column here at Insane Guitar. The first thing that we are going to look at is more arpeggio shapes. I always enjoy connecting arpeggios. It is a really good way to break out of the standard “box” shapes. Thinking vertical is always smart. So here we go. Just remember to work on each shape individually before connecting them. We are in the key of A minor.

--------5h8/12p8------------8h12/17p12-------------------------
-------5--------10--------10----------13-----------------------
------5-----------9------9--------------14---------------------
-----7-------------10--10-----------------14-------------------
----7----------------12---------------------15-----------------
-5h8------------------------------------------17~~~------------

When you execute this, aim for a really fluid sound. Now, we
are going to up the ante a little bit to see if you can really
handle this concept. I’ll add some sequencing. so, Try out this
bad boy:

-8p5-------------5h8/12p8-----8h12p8-------------------------12h17-
----5-----------5--------10-10------10--------10-----------13------
-----5---------5-----------9----------9------9--9------9/14--------
------7-------7------------------------10--10----10--10------------
-------7-----7---------------------------12--------12--------------
--------8p5h8------------------------------------------------------

Ok, once you get that beast down…..It’s time to get to the finale!
Joe Stump’s “Rapid Fire Rondo.” This intro is one bad ass mofo.
Having learned it, and being able to play it very close to tempo,
let me tell you this will take some time, but if you are patient, and
practice, it shall come. So, its time to take those sweeping ideas
and apply it to music. Here we go!:

|-5p0---0-8p5---5-8p5---5-12p8-----8-12p8--13p8--12p8-----8h12-
|----1-1-----5-5-----5-5------10-10------10----10----10-10-----
|*----2-------5-------5---------9----------------------9-------
|*-------------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------------------------------------------------

p8----------------12h17--|-----------------16h19-4h7p4---------
--10------------13-------|---------------17-----------5--------
----9---------14--------*|*------------16--------------4-------
-----10-----14----------*|*----------18-----------------6------
-------12-15-------------|---11-14-19--------------------7-11--
-------------------------|-12----------------------------------

-----7h12-----------------16h19-4h7p4-------------------------|
----9-------------------17-----------5------------------------|
---9------------------16--------------4----------------------*|
--9-----------------18-----------------6---------------------*|
------------11-14-19--------------------7---------------------|
----------12--------------------------------------------------|

-4p1---1--16p13------13--19p16------16--7p4---4-13-12-10-------
----3-3--------15--15---------18--18-------6-6-----------13-12-
-----4-----------16-------------19----------7------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

-----------8-10-12-20-19-20-19~~~---20p17--20--8p5-8-12p18-----
-10-9-10-12------------------------------17-------5-------10---
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

-13p8--12p8-----8--10p7---7--8p5---5-7--7p4----4-(5)/20--------
-----10----10-10-------8-8------6-6---------5-5----------------
-------------9----------7--------5-----------4-----------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

-20p17--20--8p5-8-12p18----12p8--13p8--12p8-----8--10p7---7----
------17-------5-------10------10----------10-10-------8-8-----
---------------------------------------------9----------7------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------

-8p5---5-7--7p4----4-(5)/20--------
----6-6---------5-5----------------
-----5-----------4-----------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------
-----------------------------------

Well, have fun with that monster. I know I had some fun learning it. Now, you know that I can not leave you without a lick so insane that it hurts just to think about playing it. So, here we go. Fasten your seat belts. Secure all animals in the zoo. Cancel the 3 ring circus, because were getting ugly! Just when you thought last months 4 octave string skipping lick was a monster. It’s time to go legato (this will hurt you).

-------------------------22------------------------------------
-----------------15h18h22--22p18p15----------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
---------12h15h19------------------19p15p12--------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------
-10h13h17----------------------------------17p13p10~-----------

That’s all for this month. Take it easy.

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