This etude is focused on down picking. It uses a half-whole diminished scale starting on the low E string, then switches to starting on the A string.
The 8th note sections are there for a break from the faster picking, and are there to show you what's going to be played in the faster picked parts.
All the 16th notes are palm-muted.
Here are the tab files for this etude:
This fairly short guitar drill/exercise is something I like to sometimes use for some quick speed/tremolo picking practice.
Here is the Guitar Pro 6 tab for this drill:
The following videos were live streams that discuss those 5 riff examples in great detail.
Here is the tablature for all 5 examples.
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The 5 exercises using the half-whole diminished scale shown in this blog entry were covered in this live stream:
Here are the exercises all together in a much shorter video:
These are the scale shapes used in those 5 exercises:
Here are all of the exercises individually:
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