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Rock Guitar Lessons: String Skipping 6

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[MUSIC]
Are you ready for some three, one?
We're gonna do three notes on a string
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in the key of E major.
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And
we're gonna do one note on a string using
string skipping.
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On that G string, that's a B note.
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The fifth.
All right, so let's look at these notes
real quick.
We've got the third [SOUND], the ninth
[SOUND], the root [SOUND] and the fifth.
So, it's basically an E major triad with
the ninth added on.
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And technique wise,
I wanna go straight down and straight back
up.
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All right, so that's our three, one.
Three notes on a string.
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One note on a string.
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And
we're just looping it all the way around.
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Let's look at the techniques.
We're going to start with an upstroke.
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And get two notes for
free using the power of our left hand to
pull off.
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All right, then we have.
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A downstroke there on the G string.
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That's gonna be pretty easy.
Just up, down, with some pull offs in
between.
Let's do that in time.
A one, two, three, triple it.
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Three, four.
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You can slow it down.
A one, two, three, four.
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Nice clean notes.
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Three, four.
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Now this is a little bit challenge,
challenging to mute,
because there's a lot of potential of this
note [SOUND] ringing out.
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But
we've got it muted it here with the tip of
our finger.
And we're getting a dual purpose action
from this finger.
We're playing a note [SOUND], but we're
also muting the one above it.
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You can see the difference.
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So,
there's a harmonic coming through a little
bit there [SOUND].
But you won't hear that in the scheme of
things.
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All right.
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And up, down.
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There we go with our strokes.
All right, from there we're just gonna go
back up.
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That means we're gonna do an upstroke on
the high E.
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From there.
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I'm gonna do alternate picking,
all the way back to our start.
So this will be up [SOUND], down [SOUND],
up [SOUND].
And up is where we started anyway, so
we're ready to loop.
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So
really, everything in this is picked
except for the second and third notes.
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Those two which, which are pulled off.
Everything else is picked.
So, let's do this.
Let's actually practice.
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Let's practice the second half of it,
because this is where we have to pick the
most and
where we have to skip a string with our
pick.
So, we're gonna do.
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Just that part.
This is all pick, starting with the down.
So, this'll just be down [SOUND] up
[SOUND] down [SOUND] up [SOUND].
There we go.
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Let's do it in tempo with the foot.
One, two, three, four.
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Fantastic.
If we do a pull off at the end of that.
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That's the lick.
We're actually starting it from a
different spot.
But.
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That's all it is.
We're just gonna start it here instead.
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All right.
Let's try each section, the first half, a
little quicker.
Then we'll we'll do maybe two of those.
Let's see.
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We'll just keep,
keep a little bit of that with a space.
One, two, three, four.
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Now, that's probably the easiest part.
Let's do the picking part now going up.
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We'll slow that down a little bit to
make sure the strokes are right.
Again, this is starting with a downstroke.
One, two, three, four.
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Even slower.
One, two, three, four.
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Triplets.
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Goes triplet, one.
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Down, up, down, up.
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Fantastic.
If we put it together.
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All right,
let's see what we can do if we speed this
up a little bit.
I wanna do a couple of them and stop, so
we make sure we have a really good
technique for controlling the end.
I'm gonna go one, two, three, four.
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Nice stop.
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Little reverb tail.
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Yeah.
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With the foot.
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And that upstroke.
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That upstroke is really driving this.
That's the beginning.
That's what's locking in with our
downbeat.
One, two, three, four.
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All right, I think you've got it.
Let's see how quick we can get this.
One, two, three, four.
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Those are,
those triplets are, are cooking along
pretty well.
And lets try it really quiet.
One, two, three, four.
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That
is really such a good way to practice.
That's really gonna let you know that
you're muting well, and
that you have dynamic control of those
notes.
And it sounds great too.
One, two, three, four.
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Then gradually bring it up,
and I'm just gonna leave the volume where
it is on my guitar, but
I'm gonna make it louder with my playing.
One, two, three, four.
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Just have a contest with yourself to see
how quiet you can get it.
Just whisper it down to where you can
bearly hear it.
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And it really
helps you even out your pick strokes and
get them balanced with your left hand.
One, two, three, four.
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All right, once we've got that so
comfortable to do that, we can begin to
speed it up.
One, two, three, four.
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We'll make it even a little faster.
So one, two, three, four.
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A one, two, three, four.
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