Wide Fingering

author: Behnam H. date: 07/06/2009 category: soloing
rating: 8.8 / votes: 17 
Playing fast on close frets is not much hard, so if you want to do something new try these riffs. for playing these riffs you need to have a wide fingering. I'm sort these riffs from easy to hard, and each time that you play them try to play faster and then you will see that how you can surprise others. And another thing you have to remember is to play all notes correct and really hear all notes separately, so don't play just fast, control your playing. 1 - this is a different scale form what you may saw before. You can move this scale in every fret that you want but I've write it in 3nd fret.
|-7---5---3-------5---3-----------3-------------------------------|
|-------------7-----------7---5-------7---5---3---7---5---3-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------7---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5---3-----------3-----------------------------------------------|
|---------7---5-------7---5---3---7---5---3-------5---3-----------|
|---------------------------------------------7-----------7---5---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-3---------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----7---5---3---7---5---3-------5---3-----------3---------------|
|-----------------------------7-----------7---5-------7---5---3---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-7---5---3-------5---3-----------3-------------------------------|
|-------------7-----------7---5-------7---5---3---7---5---3---2---|
2 - this riff needs to play really fast if you want to sound good.
|-7p5----9p5----10p5----9p7----7p5----9p5----10p5----9p7----------|
|-----7------7-------7------7------7------7-------7------7--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-9p7----10p7----12p7----10p7----9p7----10p7----12p7----10p7------|
|-----8-------8-------8-------8------8-------8-------8-------8----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
3 - this riff mostly depend on your little finger (4th finger) and remember that you don't need to move your 1st finger. Holding that finger on 7th and then 5th fret while you are playing this riff.
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------9---------------9---------------9-------9---10--9-------|
|-7---10------10--7---10------10--7---10------10--------------10--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------7---------------7---------------7-------7---9---7-------|
|-5---9-------9---5---9-------9---5---9-------9---------------9---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
4 - lets try some slow riff, play this with a clean effect. Your 1st finger hold full fret on 5th and 3th frets. Do it alternatively and make sure that all strings sound good. I've writen number of fingers that hold notes.
  1   2   4   1   1   1   4   2   1   2   4   1   1   1   4   2 
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------5-------------------------------5---------------|
|-------------5-------5-----------------------5-------5-----------|
|---------9---------------9---------------9---------------9-------|
|-----7-----------------------7-------7-----------------------7---|
|-5-------------------------------5-------------------------------|

  1   3   4   2   1   2   4   3   1   3   4   2   1   2   4   3   
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------3-------------------------------3---------------|
|-------------4-------4-----------------------4-------4-----------|
|---------7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------|
|-----5-----------------------5-------5-----------------------5---|
|-3-------------------------------3-------------------------------|

  1   3   4   2   1   2   4   3   1   3   4   2   1   2   4   3   
|-----------------5-------------------------------5---------------|
|-------------8-------8-----------------------8-------8-----------|
|---------9---------------9---------------9---------------9-------|
|-----7-----------------------7-------7-----------------------7---|
|-5-------------------------------5-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

  1   2   4   3   1   3   4   2   1   2   4   3   1   3   4   2   
|-----------------3-------------------------------3---------------|
|-------------5-------5-----------------------5-------5-----------|
|---------7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------|
|-----5-----------------------5-------5-----------------------5---|
|-3-------------------------------3-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
5 - another clean riff, but play it with your fingers, and if you work just with pick skip this riff and try next one. You need to use just your thumb and point finger ( p & i ) from your right hand. All bass notes plays with (p) finger and all notes on first string plays with your (i) finger. I've writen number of left hand fingers that hold frets.
      3   2   3   1   3   2   3       3   2   3   1   3   2   3
|-----8-------8-------8-------8-------8-------8-------8-------8---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------7-------------------------------7---------------|
|---------8---------------8---------------8---------------8-------|
|-0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|

      4   1   4   3   4   1   4       4   1   4   3   4   1   4
|-----10------10------10------10------10------10------10------10--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------10------------------------------10--------------|
|---------7---------------7---------------7---------------7-------|
|-0-------------------------------0-------------------------------|
6 - it's a little hard riff, but it sounds great if you play it fast.
|-------------------------9---12--15--------------12--15--18--15--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------9---12--15--------------12--15--18------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-10--13--16------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|-12--------------15--12--9---------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----18--15--12--------------15--12--9---------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------16--13--10--13--10------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------12--|
I've practice these riffs alot and they help me to play some riffs for example from "joe satriani" or "malmsteen" that needs to have wide move on guitar frets.
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