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Technique Building Classical Piece

Brian Norris (80) · [archive]
Style: Theory/Reference · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 150
Pages: 1 2 3

Part two is an arpeggio sequence that focuses on building sweep picking technique. The easy part about this sequence is that it mainly uses only three shapes and the picking pattern is the same through out.

Shape 1 is the Minor Shape (shown here in A), Shape 2 is the Minor b5 Shape (shown here in G#), and Shape 3 is the Major Shape (shown here in G). The picking pattern is this: Downstroke, hammer, upstroke, 5 downstrokes, upstroke,pull-off, 4 upstrokes, downstroke, upstroke.

The four note groupings in measures 15 and 16 are Yngwie-like inversions of E Major. They are best performed upstroke, pull-off, upstroke, downstroke.

Minor Shape


Minor b5 Shape
Major Shape
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