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Rock Guitar Lessons: String Skipping 8

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[MUSIC]
I
think you're getting the hang of the
number system now.
It's the number system of how many notes
there are per string.
I've got yet another combination.
This one is two and three, and we're gonna
do it inside our E major sound [NOISE].
So, I'm gonna begin with these two notes
[NOISE] on a string.
And for the next three note section, I
wanna skip down to the G string.
I'm gonna do these three notes.
[MUSIC]
Now, let's look at the notes themselves.
Two of them are familiar.
We've got the fifth.
We've played that one before.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five.
And then we've got the third.
One, two, three.
[MUSIC]
And then the other one we have,
is the fourth.
We can even think of it as the fourth or
in the case,
I'm gonna think of it as adding the sus,
because we do all those chords.
That kinda sus chord.
And so, we have both the third and the sus
together.
That's why I'm gonna think of it in terms
of music theory.
And it sounds like this.
[MUSIC]
What a cool melody that is.
I really like that, very melodic.
All right, let's play it a couple more
times, get the sound in our head, and
we'll figure out how to play it.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right, so this is sixteenth notes.
One, two, three, four, one, two, three,
four, one, two, three, four, one,
two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
Divisions of four.
All right, now this one, I'm gonna start
with a down stroke, and
do a pull off right after it, another down
stroke.
I will always like when that happens.
A couple downs in a row with a pull-off in
the middle.
[MUSIC]
We've done lots of that before.
That should come easily for you.
After that.
[MUSIC]
I'm going to do a lot of picking.
Ad we've done this before.
If you look back to the, the blues one
that we did.
[MUSIC]
It was the same,
exact format, where we had two notes and
three notes.
One, two, one, two, three.
And we've done this already.
So this, these techniques should feel good
to you, if you've practiced this.
All right, let's try it again.
[MUSIC]
So, it looks like the only note that we're
not picking is the second note, and that's
the one where we pull off [SOUND].
After that, it's all alternate picking,
which is down up, down up, down up,
starting with the down.
So we go.
[MUSIC]
That's where it starts, on that beat.
So we'll go.
[MUSIC]
All those are picked.
So, let's see.
Let's, let's figure out a section we can
practice in this.
The first part is so easy.
[MUSIC]
I know we got that.
So let's work on this.
Let's go.
[MUSIC]
I think that's the challenging part,
where we start with a down stroke, do all
alternate picking.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
And that a down so that means this jump,
the note we have to jump up and skip the
string is going to be an up stroke.
Let's just try that real slow and make
sure we got that together one,
two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
And that's an up.
[MUSIC]
So you should feel that.
[MUSIC]
It's really the same motion as strumming.
You're just aiming it at individual notes
instead of [SOUND] you know, all six.
One, two, three, four.
[SOUND] You got it.
[SOUND] Try it real quiet.
[SOUND] And loud.
[SOUND] It's really gonna help you get it.
[SOUND]
[MUSIC]
All right, after that feels comfortable,
obviously we can speed it up a little bit.
[MUSIC]
So
the next part, now that we've done this.
[MUSIC]
Is we got to get back to the beginning,
which is this note here.
[MUSIC]
All right.
[MUSIC]
Let's look at the picking notes.
[MUSIC]
Basically, it's just a down stroke.
We just have to add it down there.
So, one, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
All right, we've got it.
Let's do it a little quicker.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right,
it's not a matter of muscling through it,
this doesn't take any strength,
it just takes coordination making sure
that you got those down strokes and
up strokes in the right spot and it's
pretty easy to do
in this because it's just down up, down
up, down up, so let's try it again.
[MUSIC]
There we go.
So now that's, that's the tricky part.
Now let's put it all together, with our
pull off at the beginning,
and the section that we've just been
practicing.
[MUSIC]
Oh,
that sounds good, all right, so let's do
it a little quicker.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
I like that.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
All right.
Now, I am picking a lot in there, but
there's the option
of doing more hammers and pull offs,
especially as it gets faster.
I could try.
[MUSIC]
That sounds kind of good too.
So there.
[MUSIC]
I'm just picking.
[MUSIC]
Let's see how much I'm picking.
[MUSIC]
I'm picking the first three.
And then hammering on.
[MUSIC]
There we go.
[MUSIC]
That's all happening with the left hand.
[MUSIC]
That
might even be easier as it gets faster.
Let's try that.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Fantastic.
All right, so we have two ways to do it.
One is to pick everything.
[MUSIC]
But
we're leaving off that one pull off on the
second note.
[MUSIC]
Let's hear that fast.
[MUSIC]
Or, if we want it a little bit smoother,
we just pick the first three on the G
string, and then we add hammer ons.
[MUSIC]
One picked note here, and then we're back.
So.
[MUSIC]
That's a little smoother.
All right, so,
we've done a lot of these now,
and, congratulations.
You've gone deep into the art of string
skipping.
And these are core techniques still.
There's so many options you can do.
I mean if you look at the ob,
at what we've done here we have two notes
and three notes.
And there's a lot more than those notes we
could choose.
You know, we could do wider intervals or
closer intervals.
There's so many shapes but any shape that
you arrange to be within these numbers,
you can apply these techniques, and get
amazing sounds out of it.
So I encourage you to experiment, and
I definitely encourage you to play these
exercises and send them to me on video, so
I can check it out and give you advice and
check out the other students as well, and
we're gonna have a great time with string
skipping cuz it's such a cool sound.
And it's very melodic and I just love it.
So, I wish you luck and I wish you good
sounds with your string skipping.
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