Want to improve your lead guitar technique?
One of the main lead guitar techniques is alternate picking.
A great way to improve your alternate picking is to work on a song that focuses on this very important lead guitar technique.
Alternate picking is the most common and efficient way to play notes on individual strings. When you learn to play new guitar songs, you can safely assume that alternate picking should be used.
Alternate picking requires that you strike the first note with a down-stroke and the next note with an up-stroke. The pattern is simply repeated for each successive note.
J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number 5, first movement, is a great alternate picking workout for the intermediate to advanced lead guitar player.
Take your time working on this piece. Divide the piece into small chunks. Start slowly at a consistent tempo and work your way up to the faster tempos. Make sure you practice this piece with a metronome.
“Speed is a by-product of accuracy.”
Sheet Music in Tab and Standard Notation
I’ve also included audio for you to listen to. Here is the link for the mp3 audio for J. S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number 5:
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If you enjoyed working on this piece you’ll definitely love my lead guitar technique course Quick Tips for Faster Fingers.
The Brandenburg Concerto is one of the many pieces covered in this course. Quick Tips for Faster Fingers gives you a step-by-step method to improve your lead guitar technique. It covers all of the essential lead guitar techniques: vibrato, alternate picking, hammer-ons and pull-offs, sweep picking and tapping.
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I’m sure you’ll enjoy the Bach Brandenburg Concerto. It’s challenging and fun to play. Please feel free to leave your comments on this post.