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Welcome back! This lesson I will be showing you longer shred lines. In previous lessons I gave you some shorter shred examples, which can be turned into longer phrases. This lesson we will be using more range of the fretboard. If you have your scales memorized all over the neck this will be easy for you, if you don't this will be very helpful. These type of lines work great in a real situations and are great for your technique. As always, use a metronome or drum machine when practicing these.
This sextuplet line is in the F#m scale (F#, G#, A, B, C#, D, E) and moves down the neck very fast and is constructed from a six note pattern. You will notice that it shifts through each scale position. I listed suggested fingerings where needed; keep the fingerings consistent when shifting.
Here is another six note line and it is also in the key of F#m. This is basically the same pattern as example one, but it is ascending instead of descending. Again, follow the suggested fingerings and keep them consistent in each position, though you might want to experiment a little to find what is most comfortable for you.
Now we will change gears a little and move to the E Phrygian Dominant scale (E, F, G#, A, B, C, D), which is the same as the A harmonic minor scale. In the previous examples we were using a six note sextuplet rhythm; this line is based from a five note quintuplet rhythm, five notes per beat. You will notice the first and last measure is played all on one string and bar 2 is the same pattern moving down in octaves.
Be sure your hands are in sync while playing all these examples and be sure to construct your own patterns. I use these type of patterns in my playing a lot, so visit mikecampese.com
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