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Tutorial: Half Picking

Half Picking: Metal Riff

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Half Picking: Pentatonic Pattern

To close out the tutorial, we'll apply the half picking technique to a fun metal riff. Some of the patterns are similar to the patterns we played in the etude, but there are some new shapes as well. We'll also be dipping into the diminished scale.

Okay, if you've learned all the exercises in this tutorial, great job! But it of course doesn't end here. Now, go and try to write your own etude or song incorporating the half picking technique. Be creative and have fun!