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Shredding 101

Jake Lizzio (985) · [archive]
Style: Metal · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 160
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Had enough of those annoying arpeggios? They're tough to learn, but they're worth it in the end.

Now heres one of my favorite things to do. I guess technically its an arpeggio, but it doesn't sound the same as the ones before. When you play notes in this fashion, you can really pick up speed with some practice. The first bar will probably be the hardest, since you have to roll your index finger down to the note on the B string.
  • The left hand fingering on the first measure should be 4,1,1,1,4,1,1,1,4 and so on.
  • The second, third, and fourth measures' fingering should be 4,1,2,1,4,1,2,1....
  • Your picking patter should be U,D,D,U,D,D,U,D,D,U....
Remember that the pull-offs aren't mentioned in the picking pattern since, well, they aren't picked.

I'm sure this sounds like another song, but I came up with it a while ago while playing around. I set this page up so you can loop it and it'll still sound cool.

Jared Watson just sent me an e-mail and told me the song that I wsa thinking of when I put this up here- Sultans of Swing, by Dire Straits. Mark Knopfler does something like this in the solo. Thanks, Jared. ALSO, this is reminiscient of Kirk Hammet solos- he does this kinda pattern a lot in the Ride the Lightining album.
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