This video lesson teaches you how to pick and:
- The understanding of basic rhythms such as: quarter notes, 8th notes, 8th notes triplets and 16th
- scale knowledge: E (aeolian) natural minor
- Picking techniques
- Picking hand placements
- An innovative way to hold the pick which increases the upwards stroke's strength drastically
- A speed development method and accuracy for both hands ( fretting hand and picking)
An additional speed training method:
Start on a medium slow speed on your metronome. Play the desired exercise at this specific tempo, until you can perform it flawless! When you are capable of that, raise the tempo 1-2 Bpm and repeat! At every new tempo do the same steps! When practiced over an amount of time ( that varies from person to person and depending on the amount of time spent) your are going to be able to play faster!
Here is also an example of how to pick while improvising. This was filmed when I got my new guitar and I was pretty excited:) Henri Aalto - First hours with V25-FR ECM guitar
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Best Regards Henri
PS. Did you find this video helpful ? Please feel free to leave your comments, and let me know if you have any questions?