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Shred Warrior : 4 Note Per String Shred
Here is a simple 4 note per string pattern. This pattern includes redundant notes (a D note followed by another D in the same register). Although it sounds a bit odd at low tempos it sounds cooler faster. These stretches are a little tough, but unless you have tiny hands you should manage wih practice. One of my old teachers is an incredible shredder who has really small hands. If you still think you can't reach then move higher up the neck. Tell me what you think of this lesson!
Remember practice slowly at first THEN go moderatley fast THEN shred. Don't forget the mid-tempo ranges. I remeber playing for a teacher at National Guitar Workshop (check it out!) he commented on how I was either playing real slow and melodic or shredding. Those are both good approches, but notice that players like Yngwie, Vai, Gilbert, Satch, etc, actually spend a supprising amount of time in the middle tempos. So anyways have fun and stretch your hands! Anyway see you next week for more of the never ending Journey of Shredness!!Next week: 4 note per string patterns with no redundant notes!