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Rock Guitar Lessons: 16th Note Triplets in a Shuffle

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One, a two, a one, two, three.
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All right.
We're playing some fast 16th note triplets
here, but I'm going to break them apart,
and you won't believe how easy these
are to play using this new technique that
we just did in the last lesson.
So I'm going to review that real quick.
The idea of playing.
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Upstrokes on the downbeat.
So if I go one, two, three, four.
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That changing melody note.
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Is upstroke and it's on the downbeat.
You've already practiced this cuz that was
the last lesson.
We're ready to do that.
One, two, three.
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That's our goal,
and if you can't quite get that speed yet
it's all right.
Just slow it down a little bit.
Three, four.
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The whole goal of practicing is just make
that motion into a habit, and, after it's
a habit, it becomes indestructible, and,
you can speed it up or down to any tempo
you want.
All right, so we got that together.
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Now, all we have to do.
It's basically the same thing,
the same motion, but I'm gonna carry it
over to the next string.
So we're doing that, as, as just a
technique practice,
let's try it like this.
I'm just use the same notes with my left
hand,
but this is a way we can get used to
crossing over that string.
Going from the A string to the G string,
and again, the upstrokes on the downbeat.
So these notes,
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are all ups,
with downstrokes coming in the middle.
So one, two, three, four.
Up.
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It really should feel almost identical to
the, the original one.
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You can alternate back and forth as,
as a way to practice like, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right.
You're going to get that down and
make that indestructible, and then, let's
try this, we're going to use the same
strings and the same picking but our left
hand is going to change a little bit.
Instead of going.
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I'm gonna change it to.
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So, again,
the only thing that changes is your third
finger.
Instead of going up it went down to this
lower string.
It's the same string we're going to
anyway.
So this should feel pretty much the same.
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Then i'm going to move that up.
So those two notes B, and D.
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And we're going to go chromatically,
which is easy on the guitar.
Chromatically again.
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All the way up.
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One more.
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And we'll end up here.
[MUSIC]
Now I've been playing them over and
over to get those into your head to be
able to visualize them but
we're actually going to do them,
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like that.
So now here, the, this is the lick.
So we'll go.
[MUSIC]
All right, so
I guess really the way this starts is with
the lower string.
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And
it's the pickup note right before the
downbeat.
So if we go one, two, three, four.
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Like that.
Three, four.
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Be down, up.
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Down, up.
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Down, up.
[MUSIC]
Now let's try the transition between that
and the next one.
We'll go one, two, three, four.
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Like that.
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Perfect way to practice this.
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Down, up, down, up.
Let's keep going.
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Just add one each time.
Each time add one.
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After it feels good, add some more.
[MUSIC]
Starting to sound good.
[MUSIC]
One, two, same thing.
One more time, I'll get it right.
All right, and we'll keep heading up all
the way until we end up on the E.
So, one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right, now the only thing we're have
to add to this is we're going to do a,
[MUSIC]
a familiar trill not even a trill just
a pull up.
In the middle of this.
So instead of going.
[MUSIC]
We're gonna go.
[MUSIC]
And we don't have to pick any differently.
This is all being that note is being
generated by the left hand
by your pull-off that you already know.
So we're going down, up and pull-off.
And doing the same thing.
And every time I'm gonna use that same
open G string.
>> [MUSIC]
>> So
the G string has given us a lot of free
notes there.
We don't have to pay anything for
them cause our left hand gives them to us
for free.
All right, so let's hear how this fits
together.
Your ear's really gonna be tuned into the
details of this now.
So one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
That's pretty cool.
All right, let's put the rhythm at the
beginning so
we can hear how they fit together.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC] Yeah.
[MUSIC]
Again,
this whole thing is really picked exactly
the same,
even the rhythm at the beginning.
[MUSIC]
Is that.
[SOUND] Or let's see, that's right
[SOUND].
That shuffle, that shuffle that we worked
out with the upstroke and the downbeat,
it works for the rhythm and it works for
that kinda sololy open string thing.
Same picking.
One, two, three, four.
Really nails in the groove.
And let's try speeding it up a little bit,
because this is really meant to speed up.
It's not difficult to play, so let's check
it out.
One, two, a one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
That was a lot of speeding up.
I wanna go in the middle.
Let's try a little half way between
dadadadada.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Little quicker.
One, two, a one, two, three.
[MUSIC]
And we're definitely keeping those notes
nice and tight.
By muting on the bridge, this part of my
hand, you can hear that,
if I used a cleaner sound by turning down
the volume of my guitar,
then I could probably get away with not
muting.
[MUSIC]
I can let em ring a little more almost,
almost like an old vintage country sound,
but
with distortion I'm definitely going to
mute those, to keep those notes tight.
[MUSIC]
Nice staccato muted notes.
All right let's try one more
time at a medium tempo.
One.
Two.
A One, Two, Three.
[GUITAR PLAYING] And let's crank up some
distortion, and rock this thing.
One, two, a one, two, three.
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One, a two, a one, two, three.
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