Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “Learn to Play Cool Speed Picking Exercises on Guitar - Lead Guitar Lesson on Alternate Picking”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a lesson on speed picking with alternate picking.

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Today I want to talk about speed picking, which is basically alternate picking, but fast

“Today I want to talk about speed picking,” says Johnson, “which is basically alternate picking, but fast.” Claude explains alternate picking as picking down and up without doing to up strokes or down strokes in a row. Claude performs this exercise with a metronome and by fretting the 5th fret of the 3rd string with his first finger and picking one measure of ¼ notes (1 2 3 4). Next he moves up one half step to the 6th fret and plays one measure of 1/8 notes (1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &). And finally Johnson moves up another half step to the 7th fret and plays one measure of 1/16th notes (1 E & A 2 E & A 3 E & A 4 E & A). Claude continues by repeating the entire sequence and increasing the tempo on the metronome each time. For more lessons like this check out Claude course “Supercharged Soloing Made Simple” at GuitarControl.com.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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