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Rock Guitar Lessons: String Skipping 5

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All right,
are you ready for one, two, two?
That is our next series of numbers that
we're gonna do, notes per string,
one note per string.
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E two notes per string,
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B and G sharp.
The fifth and the major third,
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in the key of E, and then the low
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E, the roots.
All right, now wait a minute.
We need one more note, cuz that's one mmm,
two
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And we need two here.
I'm gonna make an executive decision and
do the major sevenths.
So we're breaking out of our triad sound a
little bit.
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And
we're getting our first seventh arpeggio,
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that's the sound.
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That's a nice sound.
All right, so let's figure out how to play
this.
I'm gonna start with an upstroke,
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I'm gonna do a downstroke.
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On the next note, pull off.
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We've been doing that a lot.
So that's gonna be familiar by now.
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And then another down stroke,
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on that low E.
So that's up, down, down.
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With a pull off in the middle.
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Let's just do that much.
One, two, three, four.
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You got it.
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Up, down, down.
That's the rhythm dududu.
Okay, so next,
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we have that pull off and
hammer on right there.
Now, I'm actually gonna pick one of those
notes.
So, I'm gonna do an up,
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a down,
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a pull off,
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and then a down,
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and an up.
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So,
I'm picking the first two notes of this
phrase,
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and then I'm gonna hammer on.
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Let's put that into context.
So.
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There we go.
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Let's do it in time.
One, two, three, four.
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After that,
we're gonna continue on with an upstroke,
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and a hammer on,
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and one more upstroke.
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So that becomes,
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two ups,
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with a hammer on in the middle.
One two, three, just that.
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That's up, up, up, up.
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All right, and that's it.
That, we've got the whole major seventh
arpeggio right there.
So, one, two, three, four.
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Fantastic.
All right, let's see if we can speed it up
a little bit.
One, two, three, four.
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Now,
the whole thing that's making this work,
again, is that balance of some pick notes
and some hammer ons and pull offs.
I'm just making sure we have those in the
right place.
So if you need to, go back and
review, find out exactly what the right
strokes are, and
where those hammer ons and pull offs are,
and make sure you're locked up with that.
But let's practice together a little more,
and we're gonna do it twice,
and then we're gonna stop, and let that
nice space, get us ready for the next one.
Here we go.
So, play it twice and stop.
One, two, three, four.
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Nice space.
Just let it, let it go.
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And we know we start with an upstroke.
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All right, fantastic.
Let's try to looping it a little more now.
One, two, three, four.
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This time I'm gonna play it quiet.
One, two, three, four.
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Whenever I do that,
it really makes me concentrate on making
the left hand powerful.
So I'm having to drive those notes, even
though they're quiet,
I need to really pull them and, and push
them to make sure they work.
One, two, three, four.
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That's
a lot of left hand power happening there.
Now let's gradually make it louder.
One, two, three, four.
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Yeah, I'm being real aware, cuz I heard a
little open string going wah in there.
So this is where your ears are gonna help
you to make sure you're muting properly,
and so practicing slow is extremely
valuable for this.
But, now that we've practiced it a lot,
let's speed it up a little bit and
see where it goes.
We'll go one, two, three, four.
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Whoo!
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And one more time and get it right.
One, two, three, four.
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Yeah.
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Sound good.
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All right, so,
there's some E major seventh for you.
A great sound and a great combination of
picking,
pull offs to get some really fast 16th
notes with string skipping, and
I would love to hear you play that one.
I wanna hear you play it quiet, super
whisper quiet,
and not necessarily from turning down your
volume, but actually from just
muting the strings and, and picking really
really accurately but delicately.
And then I wanna hear you gradually bring
it up and play it super loud.
And, I want you to let me know where the
beat is.
So, I want you to count to four at the
beginning and and, and nail those,
those accents so I can tell right where
the beat is.
All right.
So, I'd love to see you do that.
And check out the other students doing it,
as well.
And we'll nail the string-skipping
arpeggios.
All right.
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Yeah!
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Sounds good.
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One, two, three, four!
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Yeah!
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Sounds good!
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