#1

This excerpt is from the Dream Theater - Finally Free solo.

The part at the beginning where you have the fast run down the neck.. Do you pick the first note on each string (and hammer the rest), or are you meant to do this run without picking at all?
#3
Although you can do it without picking if you so desire
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