Maximum Shred Factor II
Down On All Fours

Here's Rusty's second issue in his new column series at CFH. Be sure to check out Rusty's new instructional release "Shred Guitar Manifesto".

Well hello shred-heads ands fellow guitar geeks. I'm back to give you your second dose. This time around we are going to be doing four note per string ideas. So what are ya waitin' for? Grab your geetar!

Lick 1. This is an E minor single string run based on the number 7. Each group has seven notes that alternates between ascending and descending before finally ending on the 2nd string.

Lick 2. This is also E minor and it's the same type of idea, except that we use two strings. One ascends, the other descends.

Lick 3. Example three is in A minor. This idea uses all six strings, also using groups of seven. The tricky part is that you alternate between 4 and 3 note groups / fingers (1 2 3 4, 1 2 3, 1 2 3 4, 1 2 3 etc...4+3=7, you know...).

Lick 4. The last example is A minor also. You first descend two notes, followed by two notes ascending.

That's all for now. Have fun and be sure to e mail me with any questions or suggestions for future columns. On another note, I have just relocated to Atlanta, GA, so anyone in the area interested in lessons, let me know.


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