#1
what are chromatic runs?
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#2
just going up a semi tone each time. like


-1-2-3-4-5 on a string.
#3
chromatic run --> 1st fret to 2nd fret to 3rd fret to 4th fret

so: 1-2-3-4

repeat that on various strings.

chromatic runs are generaly just playing a sequence of notes that are semitones apart (thus not fitting into major/minor scales)
#4
a scale where you hit every note going up or down in order

so basically

E F F# G Ab A Bb B C C# D Eb and so forth

its not really a guitar thing IMO, but there still something you can practice and get good at
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#5
yeah the above are right. To use them properly you have to use the correct notes over a corresponding chord eg. play a C chord and over the top play E--0-1-2-3-
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#6
just 1234 on each string then descend in reverse ie (4321) and then move up 1 fret. continue till your pinky reaches fret 12. it's what i do,
#7
Can I Play Then Ascending So

E-1-2-3-4-3-2-1-2-3-4-3-2-1
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#8
Like everyone else is saying, it's basically every note. To hear a chromatic run, listen to the solo in Mr Crowley by Randy Rhoads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNoQt5pKe5g
The lick he does at 5:11 is a chromatic one
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#9
Notes which do not share immediate relation to the chords played over in the key of the progression.

If u have a C major chord and u play; C, E, G, G#, A, A#,B

Then the notes G#, A, A#,B are called a chromatic run, and the chromatic notes are G# and A#, because they are not in the C Major Scale.

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#10
Quote by Iron_Maiden§
just 1234 on each string then descend in reverse ie (4321) and then move up 1 fret. continue till your pinky reaches fret 12. it's what i do,



Incorrect. The sequence will be chromatic on the individual string but you'll be moving a whole step when you switch strings, see the G# to A# jump in the first sequence.

The second sequence is straight half steps making it chromatic throughout.

So basically the "run" might have been chromatic but the whole lick is not

--------------------------------------------------------------------
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-(a)------------------------------------(b)------------------------
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-------------1-2-3-4--------------------------------0-1-2-3----
--1-2-3-4--------------------------------1-2-3-4---------------

f f#G g#A#b c c# (b) Chromatic Lick

(a) Chromatic run with
whole step between strings
#11
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So basically the "run" might have been chromatic but the whole lick is not
Of course it's chromatic; it's completely devoid of any relation to a diatonic Western scale.
#12
Ok, you are right, but I wanted to address the point that it seems he thought he was going up in all halfs when it was not.
#13
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Ok, you are right, but I wanted to address the point that it seems he thought he was going up in all halfs when it was not.
That is accurate. The pure "1234" licks do make for some good alternate picking exercises, though.