WITH REGRET, THIS SITE AND DOMAIN IS FOR SALE, FOR ONLY £1,500 / $2,000 PLEASE CONTACT SHREDACADEMY AT HOTMAIL . CO.UK
Unfortunately after setting up and running this site for a long time, I have not been able to maintain it for years now. I do not have time to deal with customers and site problems. DIGITAL DOWNLOAD orders should still work in the mean time, but please do not order physical items. I'm sorry to all customers who have tried to reach me recently.
 
Shred Academy
Shred AcademyContactHome
Guitar lessons, tools, DVDs, downloads, and more Artists
Instructional Guitar Media
Shred Academy Shred Academy Guitar lessons, tools, DVDs, downloads, and more
Shred Academy
Shred AcademyShred Academy
Shred Academy - Free Guitar Lesson by Fredrik Pihl


 
 

Quintuplet Picking Lesson

By Fredrik Pihl

 

Hi everyone, Fred here!

This time 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 to the
amazing Bumblefoot song "Guitars Suck", and you'll see what I'm talking about.

If you're 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 of notes. If you have any questions or comments, please drop me an email at: mail@fredrikpihl.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE TAB (.jpg)

 

 

 


Backend system (LAMP) designed & maintained by Daniel Moxon