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# Economy Picking

Instructor: Chris Feener
Topic: Technique
Style: Any Style
• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Technique Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Hey guys! I decided to break down some cool economy-picked licks. Economy picking is a great technique to aquire in your repetoire of shred-tastic abilities, so take your time and make sure to pay close attention to the picking-direction details given in the provided tablature. Economy Picking Fundamentals To get down to the nitty-gritty, and explain the r...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Technique Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Adim Descending Arpeggio (Groupings of 5)Here's our second example - it features the diminished triad descending through four different positions.Identify the first note of each grouping. For instance, the first group of five begins on the F note (13th fret) of the high E string. Mentally prepare yourself for the first note of each and every transition; that...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Technique Style: Any Style

Excerpt: G7/C7/F7 Asceding Arpeggios (Groupings of 7)Our third example in includes three ascending patterns, each highlighting dominant 7 chords, the first being a G7, the second, C7, and finally F7. This is a great lick and can be executed in various styles of playing (bluegrass, jazz, etc.).Again, keep on top of things and realize where you are! The first note of e...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Technique Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Mixed Descending Arpeggios (Odd Groupings)On to number four. This one features, once again, four positions being played in a descending fashion. It begins by higlighting an Am7 arpeggio by playing a grouping of five notes, descending from the high E string to the G string. The position then moves to the B string where we begin the second arpeggio (being an E...

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• Instructor: Chris Feener Level: Advanced Topic: Technique Style: Any Style

Excerpt: Complete Madness!Here's the fifth and final excercise for Advanced Economy Picking. This one, entitled "Complete Madness" contains a pile of different position-shifts and technique derivatives.It begins with a 5-string Am swept arpeggio, starting from the E note (7th fret) on the A string. After ascending through the arpeggio to the high E string, we add a D...

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