Technique: Alternate Picking Tempo: 150bpm, Lead rhythm shape: 16th notes Scale: Em pentatonic of course! Rhythm guitar: Loud E powerchords
offbeat. (No one need the tabs right?)
Hope you enjoy this new lesson. I love playing pentatonic scales and the faster the better... well no, the smoother the better :) Unfortunately for my humble fingers, playing neat 2 notes per strings licks is more than hard and I raise my hat off to the great Mr Zakk...
This lick is a long E minor pentatonic scale ascending and descending, running from the open E low string and screaming till the E high 17th fret... We play 3 notes / string except on the A string. I built it this way to avoid a stretching which always ended noisy.
Here is the pattern: Ascending: We play a first group of 5 notes then go back to the 3rd one (5th fret) and play groups of 4 notes and repeat
each one starting from the 2nd note. Descending: When you go back from the 17th fret, it is the same: one 5notes group and 4notes groups. Because we play 16th notes, playing 5notes then 4 notes gives a mismatched beat. That the way I figured it. It sounds quite cool to introduce a powerfull melodic guitar solo. Thats why I arranged this little backing track. Message me you want the backing track as well!
Tips: -Don´t attempt this fast untill you memorized the notes. It will NOT work out, I can tell you. -If you feel better at descending or ascending the scale, dont perfect one side whereas the other one struggle. Both ascending and descending must run equally smooth, so put efforts on where you struggle. - Use your metronome!