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Hey, how’s it going this is Darrin Goodman with Guitar Control, I want to teach you how to play the Intro for “Silent Lucidity” by Queen’s Reich. This is a great a great riff to learn if you’re a beginner it with finger picking because it sounds really cool and it looks like you’re doing a lot but there’s really not, very basic picking with your right hand and not a whole lot going on with your left hand either, really simple movements.
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We start on the 5th fret of the 4th string with your first finger the 5th fret of the 1st string with your second finger and the 7th fret of the 1st string with your pinky and know you got two fingers on the same string but what we’re going to be doing is alternating between lifting and lowering down that pinky to switch that note from the 5th to the 7th fret. Then with our right hand we’re playing so on strings 4, 3, 2, and 1, your thumb is playing the 4th string, your first finger is playing the 3rd string, your second finger is playing the 2nd string, and your third finger is playing the 1st string.
The picking pattern for this is thumb and then fingers 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1. Then you simply remove your pinky and repeat 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, and then 3 at the end. So 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 3, and you do that entire sequence twice. The next part is we just slide that shape, or playing with our first and second fingers from the 5th fret down to the 2nd fret and do the same picking sequence. For the change we’re going to put our third finger down on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and we’re going to move our first, second and third fingers from strings 3, 2, and 1, 2, strings 4, 3, and 2, and do the same thing 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 3, and then start over and you play that sequence twice as well, and then that entire thing repeats from where we started.
In the next section we’re going to put our first finger on the 3rd fret of the 5th string of our second finger on the 3rd fret of the 2nd string and our pinky on the 5th fret of the 2nd string. Now we’re going to do the same thing, were doing like the beginning on the 1st riff, but now we’re on straight we’re playing it on strings 5, 4, 3, and 2, so your thumbs on 5 your first finger on your 2nd finger on 3 and your 3rd finger is on 2 same picking pattern. Thumb 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, lift our pinky off 3, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, same thing and play it twice. Now simply remove your first finger and repeat the sequence, but now the bass note is the open 5th string put it back on back off. There you have it that’s the opening sequence for “Silent Lucidity” by Queen’s Reich,
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