Lydian Scale Pattern in the Style of Paul Gilbert – Guitar Lesson on Alternate Picking Lick

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Lydian Scale Pattern in the Style of Paul Gilbert -- Guitar Lesson on Alternate Picking Lick


Lydian Scale Pattern in the Style of Paul Gilbert - Guitar Lesson on Alternate Picking Lick

Hey, guys. How’s it going? This is Darren from guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host
bringing you this video lesson today. Today I want to show you a
little lick that’s inspired from Paul Gilbert. I heard him do this
sort of thing lots and lots of times. It’s kind of a, I guess you
would say, trademark lick of his.

Today we’re going to be playing this lick based out of the
Lydian mode, but you can play it using any of the positions
of the major scales using three notes per string. It’s a
sequence. It’s basically a little mathematical sequence that
you can play, pattern based on two strings and then you just
move up to the next pair of strings. Be sure to click on the
link for the tabs. This is how it goes.

Starting at the 10th fret of the 6th string and we’re going
to play three notes on this string – and I’m alternate picking
this, by the way. And then we move to the 5 string and we play
11, 12 and 14.

Now we repeat those three notes and we go to the next note on
the next string. So this is actually a pattern based on three
strings, not two strings. Like I said, we repeat notes and 11,
12, 14 and then we add 11 on the 4th string and then we descend
back two notes, so 14 and 12. The entire sequence of three strings…

Now we just simply repeat that same sequence but starting on
the 5 string, so 11, 12, 14 and then the same frets, 11, 12,
14, on the 4th string. Now we repeat those three notes and
then we add the 11th fret on the 3rd string.

Now, you could just continue with this pattern, so on and so forth.
But in this case what he actually does is he stops on the 3rd string.
When he gets to the 11th fret on the 3rd string and he just simply
does a hammer-on and pull-off, 11, 14, 11. The entire sequence
again… Up to tempo…

I hope you got something out of that lesson today and be sure to
click on the link for the tabs and I’ll see you again real soon.