My advice is to do more legato as we lose a lot of the help we get creating sound on our picking hand and have to rely almost solely on the fretting hand. The lick we're looking at today uses 7 note (septuplet) legato groups shifting between an ascending A Aeolian scale and drifting into a descending C Ionian scale. Let's take a look at the lick. (See diagram below)
I know the pulse is kinda weird at first, but doing legato 7 notes per string in this rolling back and forth fashion starts to feel natural with a few tries.
If you want to try practicing it with a click I'd suggest trying to do a full septuplet over a slowish BPM. This means each new click will result in a new septuplet and string change.
Hope you guys enjoyed the exercise. Happy shredding. Check out the YouTube link to this lesson also!
By Chris Zoupa