Trick Bag" [ ptb |
This is the famous ending to
the crossroads that Ralph Macchio pulls off on his guitar (although it isn’t him
playing it). This riff is starting in A harmonic minor and goes all the way up
to where he frets the high A. There are some tricky jumps in this riff that
must be accommodated for so watch the fingerings in the movies.
4 Fingered Chop
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I have created a real cool 4
fingered chop that is utilizing 4 fingers per string. Play this in strict
triplets to eventually bring up to speed.
Rock / Fusion Riff [
This riff can be found in
the song ‘Purgatory’ and first uses an Eric Johnson type pentatonic lick, string
skipping down G major and then going up a major 7th chord. This lick
uses a combination of alternate and sweep picking.
Number 1 Chop [
This is the Number 1 Chop. Every guitar player uses this one way or
another. From Vai to Page, it can be found in nearly every guitarists bag
of licks. Have a nice steady stream of 16th notes, and then increase the
speed making sure to use the correct picking.