Gardakus Move your pick at a constant speed to ensure the notes are evenly spaced. Once you are comfortable with this shape you can apply the same approach to minor, suspended and diminished-seven arpeggios. Here we utilize two-string sweeps with pentatonic shapes. Pay special attention to the picking directions in both the ascending and descending fragments. This piece is in the key of A minor.

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Over the years of playing, performing and teaching guitar, one of the biggest problems encountered is not with the left hand fingerings as much as with the right hand picking technique. Many guitarists openly admit that their picking is pretty bad.

Unfortunately, there is not much written on this particular subject and that is the purpose of this book, to give you an insight into the techniques that I have been developing and using that really work. The basic idea has been with us for many years and can be used to achieve mind-boggling speed and flawless accuracy while being completely relaxed in the right hand. Gambale explains and demonstrates sweep arpeggios, speed picking licks, harmonic superimpositions, sequence licks, and more!

First of all the CD that comes with the book features exercises that sound incredibly good. Frank Gambale plays joyous music at absolute top speed with utter freedom AND control. But first he slows it down, then plays the exercise at medium speed, and then at full tempo — three speeds for every exercise. A very useful approach. Second of all, the complete, as in total, method set forth in the short accompanying book is logic-tight. The book includes all the music in both tablature and standard musical notation on the CD plus instructions.

The method is revolutionary but makes perfect sense.


5 Pentatonic Sweep Picking Patterns in the key of A

Solo albums Edit Gambale graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood with Student of the Year honors and taught there from to He spent twelve years as a member of Vital Information , led by Steve Smith. His interest grew out of a desire to transcend the physical limits of the guitar and borrow from other instruments, such as the piano and saxophone. One advantage of the technique is that it allows him to play faster. He can also approximate the way chords are played on piano by using his invented tuning , the Gambale Tuning, in which "the whole guitar is tuned up a fourth , but the top two strings are down an octave " A, D, G, C, E, A, low to high.


Frank Gambale – Speed Picking

Or a different one? Well, obviously being able to do it both ways is the best, but you know how it goes Extreme Pentatonics goes into Forums Search Forums Recent Posts. Frank Gambale — Speed Picking I also gave Gambales stuff a shot many years ago and gave up and stuck to Gilberts alternate-picking style. Over the years of playing, performing and teaching guitar, one of the biggest problems encountered is not with the left hand fingerings as much as with the right hand picking technique. I am going to try to buy Basic Training to see if it is as great as the others are, which it most likely is. Not sure if they deliver to Japan or not.



I know, without a doubt, this course will help you break free from the tyranny of the pick!!! This opening section covers the most fundamental exercises of all, the scales. Mastering these is essential and helps strengthen crossing over the strings in both direction as 2-string sweeps. I demonstrate the main positions for both Major and Minor Pentatonic scales up and down the fret board in the key of A. These pentatonic shapes are very unusual and quite difficult to play evenly because of the wide spacing of the notes on certain strings but again, these are an essential element of mastering the Sweep Picking Technique and exhilarating to play once you get them up to higher tempos.!


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