In this lesson you’re going to learn some killer riffs and techniques that will push your prog playing to the limit. Starting with some simple progressions we’ll jam together and exchange solos then transform those chords into super tight, advanced prog riffs.
If you’re still thirsty for more then come join me on a deep dive into sweeping arpeggios and how to lock your sweeping in time with a drum beat.
I love to combine sweeping and tapping together, it’s a technique I use all the time and in this lesson I’m going to show you three ways to implement this in your own playing.
Using these techniques together allows you to come up with fresh and interesting note combinations, and spice up boring licks. You can also use them to also unlock something very special which will completely transform your playing and take you to a whole new level!
Being able to switch fluently between different techniques is really important, so I’ve put together a shred lick which features a combination of alternate and sweep picking to help you nail this transition seamlessly.
If you’re new to shredding this is a great lick to get started with and I include a lot of tips and insights that will set you up on the right track to become a shred monster in no time!
In this lesson I’m going to show you a pretty crazy lick of mine, using the Mixolydian mode. Don’t worry if you aren’t confident with modes, there’s actually only one note difference between Mixolydian and Major, but it gives this lick a totally different flavour!
Although it’s fairly short, this lick packs in a ton of different techniques including alternate picking, legato picking, sweep picking and a really cool sounding string skip octave section right at the end.
Today I’m going to show you guys a really cool warm up arpeggio exercise that includes: sweep picking (both ascending and descending), slides, taps, economy picking, bending and vibrato all wrapped in one lick.
So if you’re looking to work on multiple techniques all in one this is the perfect lick for you!
This tongue-twisting solo contains a ton of awesome techniques, so as well as breaking down how to play the notes I’m going to focus heavily on teaching you the techniques themselves – so even if you don’t learn to play the solo note for note you’ll be able to take the skills you’ve learned and apply them to your own playing.
At the end of this lesson I’ve included a bunch of really fun and useful exercises that get you used to delivering these techniques in the real world.
In this lesson I’m going to break down three different riffs – they use a range of different techniques which I’ll break down for you as we go through each one.
I’ll also include loads of insights into how you can devise your own blazing riffs by working on simple ideas and elevate them to the next level!
I’m going to start off by explaining what sweep picking is and why it’s such a useful and cool technique. I’ll then show you some cool exercises that are really useful to help you learn the basics of the technique.
Next, we’ll break down a lick which combines multiple sweep picking techniques and I’ll teach you how to gradually build up your experience until you’re able to play it start to finish with confidence.
Lastly I’ll give you some tips on how you can apply sweep picking to your own playing whether that’s improvising or song writing, and a few neat tricks on how you can make your sweep picking licks sound totally unique.