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Paganini Caprice #16, Part 3

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.

About the Author
GIT-graduate Mike Campese describes himself as an all-around music performer, session artist and teacher competent in many musical styles, electric, and acoustic. He released three CDs, "Total Freedom", "Full Circle" and "Vibe", played on the "Warmth in The Wilderness" album and released an instructional video for ChopsFromHell. Check out Mike's official website Mikecampese.com. You can listen to soundfiles of Mike's work, including clips of the songs from his newest album "Vibe".

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