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Thread: Excercises O'mine :)

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    Excercises O'mine :)

    Alright, I'll post some of the licks I use to do when I practice

    First we have an arpeggio, preferrably sweeped
    Code:
    e|--------------14-17-15-14------------------------------------------------------|
    B|------------15-------------17-15-14--------------------------------------------|
    G|----------14-------------------------16-14-12-11-------------------------------|
    D|--------12-----------------------------------------14-12-11--------------------|
    A|------12-----------------------------------------------------14-12-10----------|
    E|-10h14----------------------------------------------------------------14-12-10-|
    Then there's a lick I use when I practice "Economy picking"
    Code:
    e|--------------------------8-10-12----------|
    B|-------------------9-10-12-------10--------|
    G|---------------9-10-----------------9------|
    D|---------7-9-10----------------------10----|
    A|------7-8-------------------------------12-|
    E|-5-7-8-------------------------------------|
    Then a "rolling" kinda lick
    Code:
    e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    B|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    G|------------14----------12--------10------9------7------5------3---|
    D|---10-14--10----9-12---9---7-10--7---6-9-6--3-7-3--2-5-2--0-3-0--2-|
    A|-12-----12----11-----11---8----8----7---7--5---5--3---3--1---1---0-|
    E|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
    The thing is that I'm not the best at scale names
    so I could use some help to figure out what the hell
    I'm playing

    Thanks.

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    Hey Swede,
    cool stuff you got there!

    What is always interesting with licks like those is:
    1. How is the fingering and
    2. How do you pick it (where up /where down)
    Maybe you can add this info somehow as well...

    As For what you are playing:
    First lick:
    D major arpeggios in 2 positions then going down the D major scale.

    Second lick:
    Starts with A hirajoshi scale (check the striclys) going to A harmonic minor as you play the G# on the B-string (9th fret), then doing an Aminor arpeggio down.

    Third lick:
    This is very strongly A harmonic minor triads going down.. but not entirely diatonic ( check the G-string 12th fret and make it a G# on the 13th fret.. maybe you like it even more! )
    The last triad you use is a Bbmajor triad which isn't in A harmonic minor and therefore forces a key change.. most likely to D (minor most probably).



    Sven

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    It is knowledge like this that has forced your friends to compact you into a background of lemon curd, takle a photo of you and then mount it upon your avatar.



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    iBreatheMusic Modthor phantom's Avatar
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    Yes Russ... almost

    Everybody can get that knowledge instantly as well if you undress (completely), cover all walls with mustard and keep rubbing your back on them while somebody is taking pictures.
    I can just encourage everybody to do so!!!

    What you can't see on this part of the picture is the army of turtles i'm surfing upon.
    Last edited by phantom; 07-31-2006 at 12:18 PM. Reason: dumdidum

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom
    What is always interesting with licks like those is:
    1. How is the fingering
    On the first 2 parts you could finger it as you please

    However, on part 1, I start with indexfinger on D, hammer on
    with the pinky on G, then move your index to cover A and D.

    In the second example I pretty much use my index, middle and
    ringfiger until I get to the |-8-10-12| segment on the high E
    where I start an up-sweep with the pinky

    I shortened the last lick so it would be a hassle to write
    but it's down-down-up picking and I just the pinky to hit the
    octaves on the G-string

    ...

    Oh, and I've got a blues thingy for you as well

    Code:
    e|-8-5--------------------------|
    B|-----8-5----------------------|
    G|--------8-7-5-----------------|
    D|-------------7-6-5------------|
    A|-------------------7-6-5------|
    E|-------------------------8-5--|
    I've been here long enough and watched
    instruction videos enough to know that this
    is some bluesy variation of a Pentatonic run
    Last edited by Swede; 07-31-2006 at 02:58 PM.

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    ^That's the A blues scale... 1 - b3 - 4 - b5 - 5 - b7.

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