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Arpeggios rule. They are everywhere in music. Here is a cool little chops building pattern based on an arpeggio. Basically you’re playing up an E major 6 arpeggio and back down, and back up but hitting the octave instead of the 6th for an Emaj6/emaj type pattern.
When you practice this one, try to mix up
1. Straight alternate picking,
2. Economy picking (also picking every note), (if you don’t know how to do this, refer to
Killer Guitar Control Secrets).
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3. and Legato – using hammer-on and pull offs.
Also, you can use different fingering combinations which will further solidify your chops. When the 12th fret B-string and 12 fret high E-string
appear next to each other in the tabs, try using:
1. Your ring finger to hit both notes.
2. Your pinky to hit both notes.
3. You ring finger to hit the 12th fret B-string and your pinky to the 12 the fret high E-string.
So you really have 3 x 3 = 9 ways to play this exercise.
Master it and build up your speeds playing it lots of ways.
Have fun! 🙂
This is a great one to use in the guitar scale system physical training
to scientifically and systematically build speed!