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Shred Academy - Free Guitar Lesson by Fredrik Pihl
everyone, Fred here!
we are going to sink our teeth into an odd rythm group picking
exercise. This one is based on 16:th note quintuplets, or five
notes per beat. In other words, you have to squeeze in one extra
16:th note every beat, instead of playing regular 16:th notes.
And make sure to make them even, over the beat.
The cool thing
with playing odd rythm groups like 5, 7 or 9, is that it will
sound a little more interesting. Most of the time we are used
to hear fast triplets or plain 16:th note runs in solos. But adding
some odd rythm groupings will spice up your solos, guraranteed.
Just listen to the great 16:th note quintuplet runs in the intro
amazing Bumblefoot song "Guitars Suck", and you'll see
what I'm talking about.
not used to playing odd groups of notes, like 5 or 7, start playing
them to a metronome. Make sure you get the notes even, in time
over the beat. Just play one note (on an open string for example)
and play it 5 times per beat. When you got it down, you can start
practicing this exercise.
Since I know
that lot's of you guys are in to neo-classical shred music, like
Yngwie Malmsteen (who is also a big influence of mine), I decided
to make a lick in the obvious key of A harmonic minor. Have fun
with the lick, and make up some of your own licks using odd groups
If you have any questions or comments, please drop me an email