Announcement: GuitarControl.com Releases “Learn to Play Speed Picking Exercises on Guitar - Lead Guitar Lesson on Alternate Picking Part 2”

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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 part 2 of a lesson on building speed with alternate picking.

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In this easy lead guitar lesson, Claude teaches another exercise on how to build up speed using the technique of alternate picking. Claude demonstrates this exercise with a sequence of notes based out of the major scale starting on the 9th fret of the 3rd string with first finger to the 10th fret with 2nd finger and then the 12th fret with 4th finger and performs it ascending and descending continuously using the alternate picking technique which will make the 9th fret always a down stroke, 12th fret always a upstroke and the 14th fret always a down stroke. Johnson continues this easy lead guitar lesson by playing the exercise with a metronome as ¼, 1/8th and 1/16th notes. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy lead guitar exercise at GuitarControl.com.

Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique that employs strictly alternating downward and upward picking strokes in a continuous run, and is the most common method of plectrum playing.

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in Western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, of which its name is derived from the Latin word "octavus," the eighth.

A metronome is a device that produces audible “clicks” that are measured in beats per minute that helps musicians keep in time. The metronome dates back to the 19th century when it was patented by Johann Maelzel in 1815.

Claude Johnson
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 thousands of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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