Right Hand Economy And Left Hand Agility

author: bloodoath6136 date: 06/01/2009 category: correct practice
rating: 9.2 / votes: 5 
Alright, some of these aren't perfect, but then again this is my first lesson... Once again this is for somebody that was having a problem with right hand accuracy on the forum, I wanted to help him with this, so I started writing this lesson, I spent about 3 hours on it so decided to share this with everyone else... When you play these exercises, be sure you are playing in an even tempo, use this metronome I customized, you can adjust the tempo to your liking. I also took the liberty to mark down the beep, click, click, click metronome timing... [b= beep, c=click.] The picking style is also very important aswell, alternate picking can become very sloppy, try to use economy picking. Essentially economy picking is the same as sweep picking... If the string you wish to pick is below the one you are currently picking, then pick down, and if it is above, pick up... So basically an example would be.... ep1
1|            x         x 
2|   x    x    x   x
3|      x         x

      d u d du u d d
Or ep2
1|
2| x  x         x  x  
3|        x  x         x  x
    d  u u  d  d  u u d\

fig1
  b     c         c   c        b   c        c   c
1|              |            |            |            |
2|              |            |            |            |
3|              |            |            |            |
4|              |            |   8   10   | 7   9      |
5|    8    10   | 7   9      | 7   9      |   8  10    |
6| 7    9       |   8   10   |            |            |
   d- d-u--d    | u-u-d-u    | d-d-u--d   | u-u-d-u
+++++
u=upstroke, d=downstroke
Do that on any string\fret you wish, and then if you want to start working on skips
fig2
  b    c          c   c 
1|              |            |    
2|              |            |     
3|              |            |    
4|   8   10     | 7   9      |      
5|              |            | 
6| 7   9        |   8   10   |    
   d d u d        u u d u
Also another one that I "invented/or not"
fig3
    b  c        c     c
1|            |
2|            | 
3|         8  | 5
4|  7         |       6 
5|     6      |    7
6|5           |          8
  d d u   d     u  u  d  u
On those ones, if you master them, start double or triple picking each note
fig 4a
Also my favorite....
  b.......c.......c.......c.......b.......c.......c.......c.......b......
 /=======================================================================\
1|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
2|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
3|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
4|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|5------|5-6----|5-6-7--|5-6-7-8|
5|-------|5------|5-6----|5-6-7--|5-6-7-8|--6-7-8|----7-8|------8|-------|
6|5-6-7-8|--6-7-8|----7-8|------8|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
 |d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|d-u-u-d|d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|d-u-u-d|d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|
 \=======================================================================/
 
fig4b
 c.......c.......c.......b.......c.......c.......c.......b......
 /===============================================================\
1|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
2|-------|-------|-------|-------|5------|5-6----|5-6-7--|5-6-7-8|
3|5------|5-6----|5-6-7--|5-6-7-8|--6-7-8|----7-8|------8|-------|
4|--6-7-8|----7-8|------8|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
5|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
6|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|
 |d-u-d-u|d-u-u-d|d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|d-u-u-u|d-u-d-d|d-u-d-u|
 \===============================================================/
fig4c
  c.......c.......c.......b......
 /===============================\
1|5------|5-6----|5-6-7--|5-6-7-8|
2|--6-7-8|----7-8|------8|-------|
3|-------|-------|-------|-------|
4|-------|-------|-------|-------|
5|-------|-------|-------|-------|
6|-------|-------|-------|-------|
 |d-u-d-u|d-u-u-d|d-u-d-u|d-u-d-u|
 \===============================/
Play that up the fret board, if I screwed up with the up down picking order for economy, please let me know; Also if you REALLY want a challenge play that going backwards... don't feel like tabbing it. IF you have any questions either mail me here, or email me.
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