Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Alternate Picking Minor Scale Guitar Lick

Today's lick is really more of a guitar exercise than a lick. It is meant to help alternate picking 16th notes on more than one string. It is based on the A Minor Scale. Start slowly with a metronome or drum machine and work up to a faster tempo gradually over several practice sessions. Try this lick a few minutes everyday and I think you will notice more stamina and speed in your playing. The last section is sextuplets which are 6 notes per beat. I played this section legato but for a challenge alternate pick that as well. Cheers.