In this video (part of a series of 6), Justin teaches a cool method of "cycling" through 3 note per string patterns. I cannot, however, figure out how to apply this to my playing. The reason being that it cannot be played and counted with a metronome. Like, is this a quarter note lick? A 16th triplet lick? I cannot understand how to work this into a lick unless it was just one of those crazy ones that continues to shift notes on the downbeat. Maybe I'm missing something very simple here.

Last edited by Sample246 at Sep 4, 2014,
lots off incoherent gibberish. I had to quit listening after he said "flick offs." He needs to sober up and either comb his hair or put his hat back on

I like at the end how he stressed that it should be played really clean and then he demonstrated the exact opposite

this set of articles may give some guidance http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-101-mastering-rhythm-syncopation-part-4-more-fun-triplets-and-hemiola

it can be played with a metronome lol. Depends on how fast u play and how fast the 'nome is set. Either play triplets or play 6 notes per beat.

A third possibility, which can be a little iffy but can work, is just to wail out a series of these licks without strict regard for timing and aim for a target note which is either going to be a bend or a vibrato note. If you land on the target note on a beat then all is well, if u dont you use the bend or vibrato to "make it right." If I remember correctly, Jason Becker more or less said he did that on the solo to "A little aint enough" on one of the licks. (but it may be a different song he was referring to...its been over 20 years lol)

Edit--> pretty sure the lick in question was in "its showtime"
Last edited by JohnProphet at Sep 4, 2014,