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Part 15 - Extended Triplet Rotations

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 15 - Extended Triplet Rotations

Part 14 - 16th Note Triplets

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 14 - 16th Note Triplets

An important part of modern rock guitar playing revolves around lines of aggressive 1/16th-note triplets.

Part 13 - Arpeggios

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 13 - Arpeggios

Finally, here are ideas based on the 4-note arpeggios formed from each scale step. These are much more technically demanding, so go slowly and always use the correct picking.

Part 12 - Triads

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 12 - Triads

Now lets look at some three note patterns (Triads) with the A Major Scale

Part 11 - 16th Note Scale Sequences

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 11 - 16th Note Scale Sequences

Here are several four note patterns with the A Major Scale.

Part 10 - Major Scale in 4ths and 6ths

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 10 - the Major Scale in 4ths and 6ths

We will now study the scale of A Major in 4ths and 6ths, ascending and descending.

Part 9 - Major Scale in 3rds

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 9 - Major Scale in 3rds

Part 8 - String Skipping

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 8 - String Skipping

Work to apply economy picking techniques while skipping strings

Part 7 - Extended Picking Rotations

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 7 - Extended Picking Rotations

Additional patterns to focus on the 3rd and 4th fingers.

Part 6 - Speeding Up

77 Picking Exercises for Modern guitar, Part 6 - speeding up

Speed is funny in that it's simply a case of developing a set of motor skills, and anyone, barring impairment, can develop phenomenal speed on the guitar. There will always be the YouTube videos of amazing 12 year old guitarists burning through scales to humble us into practicing just that bit harder.