Paganini Caprice #16, Part 3
(28 Nov 05)
The second half
Bar 10 descends down 3rds in the Gm scale with added passing tones. Bars 11- 14 uses long chromatic scale flurries connecting the scale tones of Gm.
This last section is a great lesson on how to add chromatics to your scales to make them sound more interesting.
Bar 15 uses the interval of a 10th down the scale, for this line you can use hybrid picking, for example use your right hand ring finger to pluck the high strings alternating with the pick on the low strings. It would be great to get this line down using alternate picking also.
Thats it for part 3, be sure to practice this slowly, use a metronome and apply these techniques to your music.
By clicking THIS LINK, you can view a PDF of the complete transcription of this part of the caprice.
Also, on my second instructional video "Creative Speed-building Picking Techniques" (more info) I cover the Paganini Caprice #16 and several other areas to help build your technique and increase your speed.