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Old 12-11-2006, 10:42 PM   #15
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The string skipping/alternate picking/left hand workout that Ronnie is talking about is as follows...Nothing extremely mind blowing but it works!

Code:
-------------------------------------8---7---6-----
-------------------------8---7---6-----------------
-------------8---7---6-----------------------------
-8-9-7-9-6-9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---
---------------------------------------------------
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-7---8---------------------------------------------------
---------6---7---8---------------------------------------
---------------------6---7---8---------------------------
---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9-6-9-7-9-8-9---9---9---9-
---------------------------------------------6---7---8---
---------------------------------------------------------

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---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---9---------------------
---------------------8---7---6-----------------------
-6---7---8---7---6-----------------------------------

Repeat from start, it's a looping pattern...
Obviously each finger plays it's own fret (I=6, M=7, R=8, P=9), and it anchors off the pinky just to make it harder since that seems to be everyone's weak point. I came up with this like a year ago, it's a great warmup and has done wonders for my alternate picking. Not exactly a scale or chord though, haha...

The pattern is really obvious when you start to play it, once you get it under your fingers it's just the right hand that you need to concentrate on...
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