The next thing we learn is sweep picked diminished arpeggios on the E B and G strings. A good picking pattern for this is Up on e, Up on B, Down on G, Down on B, Down on e - UP UP DOWN DOWN DOWN, as shown in the video. Sweep Picked Diminished Arpeggios:
When we get to the 12th fret position we play a cool descending diminished pattern often seen in neo-classical metal by artists suchs as Yngwie Malmsteen. Remember that the notes here are played in groups of three. Descending Diminished Arpeggios:
To finish off we play the diminished scale ascending then descending from low E to high E and back again across all six strings. This makes an interesting pattern on your fretboard as you will see! Ascending E Diminished Scale:
Descending E Diminished Scale:
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