Phrygian Dominant Ex 3 This extended 12-bar starts out by playing with the same areas of tension and release as we saw in the first example, namely the b2nd/root (tension/release) and 4th/3rd (tension/release). Then we embark on a descending 3rds sequence. Make sure you hatch a good plan for a fingering and stick with it, building up speed slowly. I recommend using fourth finger for the 9th fret on the first string, as well as the 8th fret on the second string, 8th fret on fourth and fifth, and 9th fret on the sixth. Following this, we have a sequential series of pull- offs with the open first string as your anchor, which is a common type of harmonic device for some of the kinds of styles in which the Phrygian Dominant gets used. We finish off with another series of triplets, again revolving around the root/b2nd and 3rd/4th intervals, as well as the 5th/b6th. Pay good attention to your picking technique while getting this final cascade of picked triplets up to speed. Alternate picking should produce a great result. Whole-tone Scale Ex 1 Here we have a handy ascending sequence, which goes up six notes of the whole-tone scale at a time, while maintaining a three-notes-perstring pattern as it travels up the neck. I combine picking and hammer- ons in this example, but you could of course also try using hammer- ons exclusively or picking every note in true shred guitar style.