16th note alternate picking position shifting
Climbing the neck horizontally on two strings
In this exercise we will take a scale and lay it down horizontally on the 1st and 2nd string. You will learn two licks that shift between two positions (one shifts upward, the other downward). You will then learn the whole sequence where the lick is repeated but diatonically shifted so that it conforms to the scale. You will be climbing on the neck horizontally!
Each shift will occur on a downstroke, so you'll get a really good feeling for it after playing it a couple of times. When going fast, this licks sound crazy!
You'll only be playing 16th notes, so that's 8 notes per position, then shift!
A - major
Here is the scale diagram, this is the A - Major scale. The notes are only laid out on the 1st and 2nd string, because this are the only two strings you'll be playing this exercise on!
The first lick is a shift from the first position to the second. The shift occurs after you play the first two beats - you need to move your whole left hand to the next position afterwards!
Also note that the shift is not a slide. You have to move your whole hand to the next position.
And now going down from the final position:
Now we go from the first position to the final. After you play in one position you shift to one position forward until you reach the final one:
And from the final we go down to the first one: