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Guitar Workout: Speed Picking, Sweeps, Arpeggios & Harmony for the Modern Guitarist
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Guitar Workout: Speed Picking, Sweeps, Arpeggios & Harmony for the Modern Guitarist

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Author: John Heussenstamm

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
Section I: The Major Scale
Basic Major Scale Theory
THE C MAJOR SCALE OF THE FRETBOARD (WHITE KEYS OF THE PIANO)
Picking
Tablature
Alternate Picking
Economy Picking
Practical Fingering Patterns
Positions and Fingerings
The Seven 3NPS Positions Of C Major
More Picking Tips
THE Three-Octave System
Sharps And Flats
USING THE THREE-OCTAVE SYSTEM AS A GUIDE FOR MEMORIZATION
Three-Note Exercises
Three-Note Exercises
Concept Review
Section II: Arpeggios
Three-Note Arpeggios
Four-Note Arpeggios
Four-Note Alternatives
Transferring MELODIES
Modern Inventions
String Skipper
Sweep Leap
Triad Mapping
X-Sweep
Modern Inventions
Three-Octave (1 3 5 7) Arpeggios
Chordal Arpeggios
A Note On Musicianship
Melodic Invention
Section III: Modes And Other Scales
Modes
More On Modes
Mode Analysis
Modes: Where And When
Scale Treatment
The Harmonic Minor Scale
The Diminished Arpeggio Within Harmonic Minor
The Melodic Minor Scale
The Seven 3nps Positions Of The C Melodic Minor Scale
Melodic Minor Harmonizing
Melodic Minor Applied
The Diminished Scale
The Whole Tone Scale
Section IV: Pentatonic Scales
The Minor Pentatonic Scale
More A Minor Penatonic Shapes (Boxes)
Pentatonic Speed Stretch, Threee-Octave, And Two-String Patterns
Three-Octave Boxes
Pentatonic Picking
Pentatonic Two-string Concept
The Major Pentatonic Scale
The Minor Pentatonic 6th Scale
The Eastern Pentatonic Scale
Section V: SPECIAL GUITAR TECHNIQUES
The Ornaments (Colorations)
The Hammer-On
The Pull-Off
The Slide
The Bend
Tapping
Tap Map
Monster Licks
Harmonic Description (In The Key Of C
Changing Keys
Understanding Keys
About The Author

Guitar Workout is an intensive, comprehensive program that will increase your speed, agility, and creativity. This is the ultimate workout for any guitarist who wants to accelerate and articulate their speed picking!

Train like a professional while gaining a greater understanding of the diatonic major scale, scale harmony, and the picking technique needed to play super-fast licks and riffs with melodic intelligence and creativity. Internationally renowned guitarist John Heussenstamm leads you through rigorous single-note warm-up exercises, speed drills, fingering patterns, sweeps, arpeggios, and melody construction.

The book includes audio recordings of all the exercises embedded right in the book!

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