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String Skipping Arpeggios (Guitar Lesson)


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Andy James

String Skipping Arpeggios

Andy shows you how to play various arpeggio examples by using the string skipping technique to allow for a cleaner sound.

Taught by Andy James in Andy James Artist Series seriesLength: 8:00Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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jaymiljaymil replied on May 21st, 2014

you,re too good Andy ..Say no more

jaymiljaymil replied on May 21st, 2014

you,re too good Andy ..Say no more

metalfac3metalfac3 replied on April 1st, 2013

So happy to have you on here Andy! you've really inspired my playing lately. Any chance of you breaking down any of your own songs like war march? there's a lick on there that drives me mad trying to figure it out. its about 50 seconds into the track. is that string skipping?

Tyrone ShoelacesTyrone Shoelaces replied on February 15th, 2013

Bald People Rule!!!

guitarheros666guitarheros666 replied on February 13th, 2013

ciao andy,grandioso......ma vorrei vederti insegnare i tuoi brani,quando sara possibbile?

caseddoncaseddon replied on February 13th, 2013

Hello Andy, Loved it. I just started playing the guitar July 2012. It helps me alot. Christiane

jesperlindejesperlinde replied on February 12th, 2013

awesome, good to have you here at Jamplay..

Andy James Artist Series

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Lesson 1

Shred Alternate Picking Technique

Virtuoso Andy James sheds new light on the alternate picking technique and how to practice effectively.

Length: 16:43 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

String Skipping Arpeggios

Andy shows you how to play various arpeggio examples by using the string skipping technique to allow for a cleaner sound.

Length: 8:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Hybrid Picking

Andy James shows how he uses hybrid picking and includes various examples to practice.

Length: 10:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

Sweeping

Andy James shows various 3 and 5 string arpeggio sweep picking examples. He covers the major, minor, and diminished shapes.

Length: 11:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

Improvisation

Andy explains that he doesn't rely on theory but rather on shapes and patterns to improvise in one key. We had Andy improvise over one of the JamPlay backing tracks to illustrate his methods.

Length: 9:00 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Interview: Andy James

Get an in-depth look into the mind of virtuoso guitarist Andy James. Learn about Andy's early beginnings all the way up to what he is working on currently.

Length: 31:26 Difficulty: 0.5 FREE

About Andy James View Full Biography Guitarist Andy James is widely regarded as the best breakthrough guitarist in the UK with a developed fan base of his own. He has released four solo albums called Machine, In the Wake of Chaos, Kaos 7, and self titled Andy James. Andy has specialised in teaching lead techniques for Heavy Rock and Metal. He has also taught guitarists around the world through his successful range of tuition DVDs with the Guitar Community.

He is highly influenced by the likes of Andy Timmons, John Petrucci, Paul Gilbert and Adam Dutkiewicz. He has full endorsement with ESP Guitars, Laney Amplification and EMG, Inc.

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