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Triple Threat Outside Picking Drill

 

This is a variation on the classic Paul Gilbert picking drill in which the string changes are often doubled for emphasis. This causes fluctuations between 16th and 16th-triplet note groups. I wanted to have some fun with these and make them less predictable than re-treading Paul exactly but not to the point where they would be too random or illogical to repeat or harmonise.

 

I called the drill Triple Threat because I added two diatonic harmonies above the original lick, then moved all three up an octave, as you'll see in the tab below. It starts on an upstroke to work the outside string changes. You can make it an inside picking lick by reversing the pick strokes.

Enjoy!

 

Chris

 

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