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Rock Guitar Lessons: A Natural Minor

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[MUSIC]
All right.
We've been doing two notes per string, and
we've been doing one note per string.
But now it's time for a new number, and
you may have guessed it,
three notes per string.
Let's play these three notes.
[MUSIC]
Now we've done this before.
We've had some nice legato exercises doing
pull-offs.
[MUSIC]
In previous examples.
And we're going to use that a lot here, so
it's all going to pay off.
Now I want to begin with these three
notes, C, B, A, and
I want to start it with an upstroke.
Upstroke on the downbeat.
So again, our shuffle licks are gonna pay
off here.
[MUSIC]
Picking that with an up and
doing two pull-offs after it.
We're gonna make sure to get those even.
[MUSIC]
And strong.
All right.
So after that we're gonna do the three
notes on a string and we're gonna do one
note one a string right after it.
There it is [SOUND] with our pinky.
On the B string G note, [SOUND] that's it.
So our goal is to do the whole thing,
we're gonna go down, we're gonna go up.
But before we go up, I really wanna nail
this lick and really get it confident.
So let's just try that by itself, and
let's see how it works, so
the picking motions again are up.
[MUSIC]
And then a down on that note the G.
Here we go one, two, three, I'll do
triplets.
[MUSIC]
Three, four.
[MUSIC]
Fantastic.
[MUSIC]
Muscle pull-offs.
[MUSIC]
Picking up down.
[MUSIC]
Pull-offs in the middle.
[MUSIC]
All right.
[MUSIC]
I think you've got it.
All right, so after that we're gonna go
back up our scale.
[MUSIC]
And go all the way.
Let's look at what pick notes we've gotta
do.
[MUSIC]
All right,
so again we're starting with that up.
[MUSIC]
We were down and up a down and
then back to our up.
So every time we loop it we have that
consistent up on the first note.
So this one.
[MUSIC]
The interesting
thing about this is we have four picks
notes in a row.
This is more than we've done in the past.
A lot of pick notes in a row.
But we also have a little bit of pull-offs
to help give us a break and
get us ready for it.
So, let's look at where the notes are
picked.
[MUSIC]
So, it's almost like.
Up.
[MUSIC]
Let's see it'd be up, down.
[MUSIC]
There it is.
[MUSIC]
So, [INAUDIBLE] that's what we're picking.
[MUSIC]
If I go.
[MUSIC].
That's what we're picking.
[MUSIC]
All right, so I wanna try that super slow
so you can really watch what I'm doing and
make sure we got it right.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right.
So, now we've got it.
Let's start speeding it up a little bit.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
As you can probably tell,
this is a really good exercise for these
last two fingers.
It's really gonna get them coordinated and
strong and able to keep a really even
tempo.
Now let's try it loud and soft, and this
we'll do by picking harder and by muting.
[MUSIC]
Whisper quiet,
bring it up slowly.
All right, after you can do that,
I think we have enough indestructibility
to speed it up a bit.
Let's try this.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
That's a good lick.
Let's speed it up even a little more.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
That's pretty ferocious.
Let's try it one more time with some more
distortion.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right so
we've got a really fast ferocious triplet
there those are triplets one, two, three,
one, two, three, one, two, three, one,
two, three.
[MUSIC]
And, fantastic.
I want you to work on this one a lot.
Strengthen up these fingers.
Be able to do it quiet.
[MUSIC]
And loud.
[MUSIC]
Be able to control the,
right where it stops.
[MUSIC]
You know, make sure that last note,
is the last note.
Put a period on the end of that sentence.
All right.
So that's a great, exercise again, for
having the up stroke on the down beat.
And now we're playing three notes per
string.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Two, three, four.
[MUSIC]