This lick is inspired heavily by one of Paul Gilbert's favorite speed picking licks. It's the old four-notes-up-and-down-much-harder-than-you-think-lick that I've taken across the strings while creating an uneven 3/8 feeling. It's an excellent alternate picking exercise since you get to perform the string shift with both and upstroke and a downstroke. Practice playing the first two bars over and over again before you move on to the third. And be patient with yourself! This lick can be a tough nut to crack, but everyone can do it. It's not a matter of ability or intelligence, only focus and persistence works here.
"Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time"
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