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Rock Guitar Lessons: String Skipping 4

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right this time we're gonna do some string
skipping starting with our first finger.
And, the first number of notes we're gonna
have is one and two.
So, we have one note.
[SOUND] And two notes.
[SOUND] And I've taken the liberty of
changing the notes slightly.
Because we've been working so much with E
minor I wanna work with E major a little
bit just to give our ears a break and to
give us a new shape to work with.
So here are our notes one.
[SOUND] On the high E string and two
[SOUND] This was the fifth and third,
[SOUND] in the key of E.
[MUSIC There's the third.
[SOUND] There's the fifth.
[SOUND] All right, so we've got, nice
triad notes in E major.
[SOUND] And let's play them.
[SOUND] With the usual pattern of starting
up, going all the way down back up again.
Looping it.
This one is gonna start with an upstroke.
[SOUND] Then a downstroke.
Then a pull-off.
[SOUND] And let's see what happens after
[SOUND] A hammer-on so we get the lot of
free notes from our left hand.
[SOUND] And then basically it starts over
[SOUND] So, I think we only have to pick
two notes.
So, this, this one is nice.
Just up and down.
Left hand does the rest.
[SOUND] Now, let's get the foot involved
and put it in time.
So, I'm gonna go.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] The upstroke
is on the downbeat.
Three, four, one.
[SOUND] Really being driven a lot by the
left hand.
And, again, this is similar to what we did
before with our pentatonic shape.
We had this one.
[SOUND] So if you practiced that one,
this one's gonna be quite easy cuz it's
the same picking.
Same feel from your left hand just a
little bit bigger skip
cause we're skipping a string.
Three, four.
[SOUND] Let's see if we can get it.
[SOUND] I'm gonna turn up the volume on my
guitar and mute it and
see if I can get a nice quiet, whisper
quiet sound.
Then we'll see if we can make it loud.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] That's really where
you'll find if you can mute
those other strings.
So, we only get the, the notes that we
So, let's just see how quick we can get
I'm gonna do fast ones, but I'm gonna stop
I make sure I really have control of where
we're stopping.
So, I'm gonna do like this.
One, two, three, four.
All right.
I love that technique of stopping that,
that really help your phrasing and
your technique to control it.
Lets see if we can get it a little
One, two, three, four.
All right,
now as much as I'm working with my fingers
I'm trying to listen really closely to
make sure those notes are nice and clean.
That's gonna be easier when we do it
slower pay attention
to how the notes sound.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] [SOUND] Try with distortion.
[SOUND] All of our muting that we learned
the chord section are coming into play
All right think we got that one.
Let's add another note.
So, this one is gonna be, one note,
[SOUND] two notes, [SOUND] and one note.
[SOUND] So, it's one, two, one.
That's our pattern for this major triad in
[SOUND] And we'll go down, then we'll go
back up.
[SOUND] All right i like the sound of this
[SOUND] These, because we added that one
more note we've changed the pattern
rhythmically and now this is beginning to
sound like triplets.
[SOUND] One, two, three, one, two, three,
one, two, three, one, two, three.
You can hear that triplet feel.
And, again, the technique is gonna feel
almost exactly like the one we did.
[SOUND] Earlier in our pentatonic shape.
It's, it's really the same format.
Whenever you see that the, this numbering
system, like one,
two, one, it doesn't, it almost doesn't
matter which strings are on.
It's going to have the same kind of feel
to your techniques.
So once you get one of them down, it's
going to open up the doors for
all the other ones that you do, even if
you're string skipping or
doing, doing them on different strings.
All right, let's take a look at this one
more time in E major.
[SOUND] We'll have.
[SOUND] All right.
Let's loop that and we'll do two of them
and stop.
Just to see it like this.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] That's a good way to practice
[SOUND] It's starting with the upstroke.
[SOUND] And just to review, the second
[SOUND] Is picked with a downstroke, so
we're going up, down.
[SOUND] And then we're doing a pull-off.
[SOUND] Let's just try that much just to
make sure it's really, really solid.
One, two, three, four.
Let a nice hold go by.
[SOUND] Space.
[SOUND] A rest, lots of words for the same
[LAUGH] [SOUND] There were go.
[SOUND] All right.
[SOUND] It's feeling good.
[SOUND] Driven by that upstroke.
[NOISE] Alright, I think you've got that
So now you go down, [SOUND] and that's
gonna be a downstroke.
So up, [SOUND] down, [SOUND] down and the
rhythm is, [SOUND] so
it would be, [SOUND] up, down, down, like
Up, down, down.
[SOUND] That's the rhythm.
[SOUND] [SOUND] Now, let's test that out
to see just
how that much is gonna, is gonna work if
we do it fast.
So, we'll go like.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] That's a pretty fast triplet.
[SOUND] But still, the picking we're doing
isn't that fast, we're just going like.
[SOUND] And it's the the pull-offs in
between that's really making this work.
Both hands working together.
All right, let's add one more note.
[SOUND] There we go.
[SOUND] And let's see how that sounds in
the triplet field.
[SOUND] It sort of lands in a weird spot,
so I want,
I think I want to complete, the lick.
[SOUND] There we go.
That'll sound better.
[SOUND] Let's slow that down.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] I like that.
[SOUND] A love leaving that space.
It really lets me sort of compose myself
to get ready for the next one,
until I've really mastered this lick, and
internalized the motions that it takes to
play it.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] Nice pause.
[SOUND] All right, basically,
all we have to do now is loop it.
We've played every note.
Except the one where we restart.
So let's try again, our looping it twice,
and then stopping.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] There we go.
[SOUND] Let's try it louder.
[SOUND] And mute it.
[SOUND] That's nice.
One more time loud.
[SOUND] And play it quiet.
[SOUND] [SOUND] Yeah, you really get the
that way.
[SOUND] And quiet.
[SOUND] All right now we are ready to
speed it up.
Let's see how quick we can get this thing
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] That sounds pretty good.
Let's see if we can get
it even a little quicker.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] All right.
So, those are some burning E major triads.
Really good notes.
Really good melodic sound.
[SOUND] With a lot of potential for speed
even in a slower tempo they are nice
So, they are gonna work at almost any
tempo and hope you enjoy that one.
[SOUND] One two three four.