In the previous lesson, we were playing a 5/8 riff while the drums played a 4/4 groove underneath. In this lesson however, we'll begin playing the guitar in 4/4.
We'll be playing the same rhythmic pattern in this entire lesson, but we'll also be adding a couple variations. To start out, we'll be going back to our heavy palm muting across the bottom 3 strings. After that, we'll release the palm mutes and let the notes ring out. Then lastly, we'll play the same riff an octave higher.
Do your best to keep alternate picking throughout the entire sequence. That may mean you'll play some of the patterns differently every other time, but alternate picking is ideal for playing these patterns at faster speeds.
On to Exercise 4!