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Half Picking: Ionian Patterns

Sean Conklin 456 lessons

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We're now going to apply the half picking technique to a couple descending patterns in B Major, or more specifically, the B Ionian scale.

In example 1, we'll just descend each note of the scale in a 3-note-per-string pattern. The actual rhythmic notes we'll be playing are sixteenth notes.

In example 2, we'll be playing the same notes, except we're going to experiment with the timing. We'll be playing in a 7/8 time signature, so there will be a span of seven 8th notes in each measure. For the first two beats, we'll be playing 8th notes, then the rest of the measure we'll be playing 16th notes.

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