HYBRID PICKING TECHNIQUE:
Using your middle finger along with your flat-pick to create single-note string skipping lines or
two-note chord lines. After beginning with a simple two-note idea such as octaves you can move along to harmonized major and minor lines such as sixth intervals.
Legato is a very smooth and connected sound when performing scale lines using
hammer-ons and pull-offs. Work on getting a perfect sound off of each note.
SEQUENCING WITH A SCALE:
Using a mathematical sequence through a scale to create a moving line is a great way to augment your lead playing. They can ascend through the scale and then descend,
(or vice versa), or skip over notes. The important part is that they follow a repeating pattern that can begin on any note of the scale you are using.
• Common Sequences Include:
(a). 1, 3 - 2, 4 - 3, 5 - 4, 6... etc.
(b). 1, 2, 3, 1 - 2, 3, 4, 2 - 3, 4, 5, 3 ... etc.
(c). 1, 2, 3, 4 - 2, 3, 4, 5 - 3, 4, 5, 6...etc.