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Economy of Motion - Economy Picking in Practice

Rick Graham 210 lessons

Ok, let's have a look at this sequence in a little bit more depth.

This sequence is made up of the notes of an G minor penatonic scale and is played on the 5th and 6th strings only. We start in scale position 5 and gradually move up the neck, passing through each respective scale position until we arrive at position 1 on the 17th fret of the 6th string. Each pattern is played 4 times in this example. Notice the right hand picking pattern and that we start with an upstroke which enables us to apply economy picking to the sequence. As you play the exercise, try to maintain your control by keeping the volume of each note consistent and be sure that each note is held for the full rhythmic value before proceeding to the next.

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