Below, you will find some free tabs with licks and exercises!
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DISCLAIMER: These are original works, composed and transcribed by myself.
Bbm11 arpeggio – An example of creative arpeggio use, applicable in all keys and minor/minor 7 tonalities.
C diminished arpeggio sequence – WITHOUT sweep picking! – How you can play two-string diminished arpeggio sequences without the sweep picking technique.
G Dorian legato lick – 32nd note legato run in the mode of G Dorian (2nd degree of F major). Pick the first note on each string very gently for extra fluency.
Lick in F#m – This lick idea combines alternate and hybrid picking.
Intervalic exercise – An exercise for practicing both hand dexterity and intervalic movement on the fretboard. Articulation is all alternate picking. Pay close attention to the fingering!
Minor pentatonic triplet sequence – Minor pentatonic exercise, where you play the the minor pentatonic scale as a sequence in triplets (groups of 3 eighth notes). This means you repeat each first note of every triplet. This exercise starts with an upbeat, putting the accent on the first note of each triplet. This example is in the key of A minor, but you can play it in all keys!
Chromatic legato exercise – Chromatic fretting hand strength and legato exercise in 32nd note groups of 10. Pick the first note on the high E string only! Play every other first note on each string using a hammer-on from nowhere. Tip: start the exercise slowly and build up the speed as you go.
Tapped diminished sequence – Another lick idea using tapping technique with diminished triads on one string in a sixteenth note sequence.
E Lydian legato run – Stretchy legato lick in the mode of E Lydian (4th degree of B Major) in the style of Joe Satriani. Hammer-ons from nowhere and slided position shifts, here we go! 😉
Eb Mixolydian legato run in groups of 7 – Another legato run, this time an Eb Mixolydian lick in 16th note groups of 7. Only pick the first note. Every other first note on each new string is played as a hammer-on from nowhere.