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This lesson will teach you a lick in the style of Emil Werstler. It will help you improve your sweep picking, alternate picking and your general arpeggio knowledge.

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As this lick is a combination of alternate picking and sweep picking, it is crucial to make sure you are using the smallest motion possible when picking so that when you swap from sweeping to alternate the transition is very smooth.

It is also important that you play it in a way that feels comfortable to you. In the tab I have outlined the picking pattern I use although feel free to play it how you like and feel free to change the fingering as long as the notes stay the same.

Make sure you accent the first note of each four bar sequence as this will help you to keep track of where you are when you are playing at faster speeds. Finally make sure you play it the same way fast as you would slow.


Have fun.



Normal speed 


Slow speed


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