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Alternative Shred-OR-stuff I Cant Play
A couple of years back,I got to sit in and take a couple of lessons with T.J. Helmerich.For anyone who hasnt heard him, He does not play with a pick.All scales,arpeggios,runs,etc.. are done with the RIGHT HAND!Any thing he can execute eith his left, he can also do with his right.This is an example of a VERY wide stretch lick,similar to what he uses quite a bit.I have played with this for a while,now.All the low notes are left hand,the top notes are right hand.Its all 1st finger and pinky,for both hands.This seems a bit silly,but once ya got it,it has a VERY wicked sound at high speed.A little distortion,and its pretty hard to tell what kinda lick this is.I'll expand on this soon. NOTE:The key is somewhat arbitrary-I resolve this one to G7. Also,If the stretch is tooooo much,try transposing up to around the 5th fret(if ya have 24 frets that is!:])This makes the first have a bit more tolerable.CYA...