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Fast Fingerstyle Runs
Fast Fingerstyle Runs
Have you ever heard a guitarist rip through a fast run as he plays some solo or song? You may wonder, “How is he doing that? What are the notes he’s using? Is he actually thinking about all of those notes, or is it some pattern?” Well, the answer is that you can create fast and impressive sounding runs with a simple technique incorporating major scales, open strings, and hammer-ons and pull-offs.

This lesson covers…

• Using Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs to Create Fast Runs
• Combining Major Scales with Open Strings
• Finger Patterns for Fast Runs
• Chaining Finger Patterns Together for Longer Runs
• Drop D Tuning

You can apply the techniques learned in this lesson to a wide variety of open keys like C/Am, D/Bm, E, A/F#m, and G/Em. Grab your guitar and let’s learn a key that will unlock fast fingerstyle runs in your playing! - Steve Krenz

Steve plays a J-200 in this lesson.

Steve Krenz
    Steve Krenz

As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.

Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").

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Gibson's Learn and Master Guitar Course     This Skills House Lesson was brought to you by the makers of Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar with Steve Krenz. Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar, the world's most in-depth home study course for guitar. Developed in partnership with Legacy Learning Systems, this 20-DVD course takes beginning players from the ultra-basics of guitar all the way through advanced skills training. It is truly years' worth of training in a single box, all presented in a simple step-by-step progression that anyone can follow on their path toward mastering the guitar. The Learn & Master Guitar course received the 2011 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice GOLD Award for outstanding guitar instructional materials. Steve is also the author of the Learn & Master Blues Guitar DVD course with Legacy Learning Systems. For more information, go here!

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