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The Art Of Picking Part 3- Appendix
  

Single String Exercises

Ok, when working on alternate picking, you should start with single string exercises ( again: I´m just gonna give away more exercises in this article, check out Part 1&2 for more info ). You can and should do all those single string exercises on every string... start on high E-string, then do the same thing on the B-string etc...

In 16th notes, incorporating the open string, ascending in G Major...


And, the more difficult version, in sixtuplets... make sure all the notes are in time.

Chromatically ascending on one string...


... and descending...


OK, here are two exercises I picked up from other players. Bar 1 is a cool exercise by Tony Macalpine, in bar 2 you see a lick often used by guys like Gilbert & Malmsteen... move them up and down the string and also play them on other strings...



Here is the previous exercise ( measure No.2 ) moved diatonically along the string... Try different keys and scales...


OK, let´s move on by adding another string...

2 adjacent strings >>