Guitarist learn your diatonic scale patterns pt two



Guitarist learn your diatonic scale patterns pt two By Scott Allen

The first sequence group will be sixteenth notes. These are all made up of four notes per beat, and consist of: Straight scale, Groups of Four, and Diatonic thirds. Play them to the metronome while counting in sixteenth notes and exclusively using alternate picking.



The next is sixteenth note triplet sequences. These are made up of six notes per beat, and consist of: Straight scale, Sequence, String Skipping, and String Skipping Sequence. Fans of Paul Gilbert will love these because they are a favorite of the legendary lanky shred god.





Finally, we have the 32nd note sequence. This is eight notes per beat, and can be sort of frustrating to the beginner because no matter how slow you play to the metronome, they still seem pretty fast. Accenting the first downbeat of every group of eight is recommended to stay locked tight to the beat; otherwise you will be led further astray than a fifteen year old Amish kid on his first trip to Vegas.