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Rock Guitar Lessons: Big String Skipping Shuffle

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[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
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All right, this is still a shuffle.
And our rhythm is.
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So it's still contained inside
that didida, didida, dida, triplet feel,
that gives us shuffles.
So, in a way, we can feel this, as being,
you know, a,
a brother to the it still has that feel.
But the accents are a little bit
different, and
the reason I wanted to show this to you.
Besides that it's some really nice chords
is that
this is an amazing way to work on string
skipping.
It's got the biggest string skipping thing
that you could possibly do.
Which is basically to play from the lowest
note on the guitar,
lowest string I should say.
To the highest string on the guitar in one
mighty skip, and it sounds like this.
We're gonna add a couple other notes under
that,
and let me show you how that goes.
So this chord, first of all.
It's really similar to the E major chord
that we opened up the course with.
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But we're going to put a whole step.
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And
then we have to re finger it because I
want to get this F sharp note there.
And to make a finger to do that I've gotta
make that kind of chord.
Then the top two strings are open.
That's a nice chord.
I have to thank Alex Lifeson.
For popularizing that chord in the band
Rush, and
I'm gonna play the bottom F sharp twice.
And the rhythm of that.
[MUSIC]
Is like that.
I'm gonna do this with two down strokes
because I wanna set myself
up to do an up stroke on that high E.
That's really important because I like, I
think I'm gonna do that outside picking.
That way I'm not in danger of accidentally
hitting any of those
strings in the middle.
I want to have a lot of room on either
side to make that big jump.
[MUSIC]
So let's just try that much,
and let's do it in tempo, and let's do it
a little slow.
So, the rhythm again is like da da da da
da da.
One, two, three, four.
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Down, down, up.
Down, down up.
[MUSIC]
All right, let's add the next note.
Which is the, B flat that your second
finger is playing on the third string.
It sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
There it is.
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And that's with a downstroke.
So, I could, I would probably get too
confusing if I start naming all those
strokes, but I should.
We go down, down, up down, down, down, up
down, down, down, up down.
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There we go.
And after that.
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One more upstroke.
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And, because I set up a clean sound here.
I don't mind if the strings ringing into
each other.
I kinda like that.
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And still has that shuffle.
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And
this really works out your right hand to
be able to go all the way across
the strings like that.
And even we have a string skip after that
actually, [SOUND] from the E to the G.
So we're just jumping all over the place.
It's pretty easy for a left hand cuz we
just hold a chord.
But the right hands really working hard to
make this happen.
And this is gonna build a lot of good
technique from your right hand.
The other thing is we're just gonna move
this chord to different spots on the neck.
[SOUND] We're gonna do it in B, same exact
chord.
We still have the open strings and we get
this sound.
[SOUND] Three, four.
[MUSIC]
And
we'll repeat that a couple of times, then
I'll do it in A.
Same chord, same open strings, and up in
D.
So the whole thing.
Three, four.
Sounds a little.
Slower, so we can do it for the first
time.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Bend it to F sharp.
[MUSIC]
Up to B.
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Down to A.
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And up to D.
[MUSIC]
Fantastic.
All right, once I'm up to speed, here we
go.
One, two, three, four.
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One, two, three, four!
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