This issue Andy Saphir continues in his quest to beef up your alternate picking chops with prime cuts of ‘widdly diddly’ and ‘twiddly dee’.
Andy Saphir wants to improve your chops, this month he looks at ‘widdly’ sextuplets.
For this lesson our exercises incorporate 16ths and sextuplets. The difficulty with this is that you have to get three or six 16th notes into one beat, as opposed to four, which will naturally get harder to do as the tempo rises. Thinking of the phrase, ‘widdly diddly’ for each beat will help you to get the sextuplet rhythm right. Use a metronome and warm up by playing the exercises slowly at first, and follow the picking directions carefully. Treat the lesson as an exercise then apply the ideas to other licks or shapes you already play.