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Shred Style Scale Fragment Lick In E Minor
Try to take the lick in two halves at first. Work on the first measure and the second separately. Then practice them together.
This scale fragment lesson is designed to help you improve your alternate picking, and your scale knowledge on the fretboard. Alternate picking is an essential technique for playing just about everything on the guitar. This exercise is done in a rock/metal style, but it can be used in any style.
Begin this shred style lick in E minor on the ninth fret fourth string. Play the tenth and twelfth fret before moving the ninth fret on the third string. Next play the eleventh fret and then move back to the ninth fret. The last part of this section is the twelfth, tenth frets. This pattern makes a one, two, four fingering pattern on the fourth string, and a one, three fingering pattern on the third string. To finish the first measure of this lick is this pattern repeated.
The second part begins on the third string on the ninth, eleventh, and twelfth frets. The pattern on the second string is a little tricky. Play the tenth, twelfth, and thirteenth frets. Next move to the twelfth, and the tenth frets. Repeat the thirteenth, twelfth, and tenth frets again. This makes a four, three, one fingering pattern. The last part of the lick is on the third string on the twelfth, eleventh, and ninth frets.
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