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Untitled from December 2000 (Various Licks)

How are you all doing this month? I got some more pure insanity for you. That…is…IF…you THINK that you can handle it. 😉 More fun with sweeping. I’m gonna make janitors out of you all yet…. no, wait a minute….that’s right we are guitarists here. Well, ok then, check this out. This first deal is an expansion off of last month’s ideas. Only this time I made it a lot more challenging!

------------------------------11h14p11------11/----
----------------------------12--------12--12-------
-------8h11p8-----------8/11------------11---------
------9------9---------9---------------------------
-----9--------9-------9----------------------------
-7h11----------11p7h11-----------------------------

-14h19p14--14h19p14--------------------14h19p14\---
---------16--------16----------------16------------
---------------------16------------16--------------
-----------------------16--------16----------------
-------------------------18p14h18------------------
---------------------------------------------------

-11h14p11-----------------------------14h19p14-----
---------12----------12-------------16--------16---
-----------11------11--11------11/16------------16\
-------------13--13------13--13--------------------
---------------14----------14----------------------
---------------------------------------------------

-----------------11h14p11--------------------------
-----------12--12--------12------------------------
-11------11--11------------11\-8-----------8h11----
---13--13-----------------------9---------9--------
-----14--------------------------9-------9---------
----------------------------------11p7h11----------

-7h11t19p11p7-------7------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
-------------11p8h11-11p8--------------------------
-------------------------9------9------------------
--------------------------9-----9------------------
---------------------------11p7-7------------------

Whoa……….NOW that is fun to play!!!!! Got all that? Oh, I see how it is. not hard enough? Your fingers aren’t bleeding yet? well ok hotshot. Try this. Lets see how your alternate picking holds up. This next example is a sequence to take a diminished arpeggio and blaze at warp speed. most people find 2 note per string picking hard. It is something you should work on. Combined with 3 note per string picking, this 2-3 can sound lethal!

----------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------
------------------------8-11-8----------------------
--------7-10-7-----7-10-------10-7------7-10-7------
----6-9-------9-6-9----------------9-6-9------9-6---
-5-8---------------------------------------------8-5

Here is another cool way to tear it up with the same type of pattern.

---------------8-11-8----------5-8-5---------------
---------------------------------------------------
-----------8-11------11-8-\-5-8-----8-5------------
-------7-10----------------------------7-4---------
----6-9-----------------------------------6-3------
-5-8-----------------------------------------5-2---

Alright, that’s some cool sounding stuff hey? Well check out this. This next example is based on a cool string skipping arpeggio. This is an E minor arpeggio.

--15p12-----------12-------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
------16p12--12h16---------------------------------
-----------14--------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------

Now, let us sequence it! Here we go:

-15p12-----------12-----15p12--12-----------------
---------------------------------------------------
------16p12--12h16--16p12-----16--16p12------------
-----------14--------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------

Well, that is all for this month. Enjoy the insanity! Happy shredding!

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