|What you learn:
Dick Dale Style - Part 1|
|Teacher: Michael Johnson|
Michael: Welcome to our
lesson on the style of the "King of Surf Rock" Dick Dale! Mr. Dale actually got
his lightning fast picking style from listening to drummers like Gene Krupa and
other legendary drummers. In this lesson we'll cover more double picking licks.
Here's what you'll learn:
1. Double Picking single string scales and licks
2. Changing licks with the progression
3. Playing Arpeggios over chord
Michael: Here's a quick review on the picking
style we're going to use:
Pick Exercise 1 Slow
Pick Exercise 2
to warm up playing scales on a single-string while double picking. Our first
scale will be based on the E minor scale on the 6th string
Here's our first exercise using pull-offs in the scale
Now try practicing to these looping
Lesson 1 -
Exercise 1 - slow loop
Lesson 1 -
Exercise 1 - fast loop
You can pick the file is at your skill
level, how many of you can play the fast version?
Rhinosaur: Kinda in between the
GINGER: In between
Now let's try another
This sequence descends the scale pattern while jumping notes. Notice you still
play the open notes in between. Here's two tracks you can try to play
Lesson 1 - Exercise 2 - slow loop
Lesson 1 - Exercise 2 - fast loop
This is an excellent exercise, does anybody remember the double harmonic (gypsy)
scale we covered last lesson?
eddie: Loved this scale!
We'll try the same type of runs using that scale, here's the same sequence we
used for the E Minor.
It's basically playing the scale pattern and playing open notes in between,
here's some tracks you can practice over:
Lesson 2 - Exercise 2 - slow loop
Lesson 2 - Exercise 1 - fast
even cool played backwards.
Great idea Gary, that's the idea is to
start making up your own practices. Here's using the E Double Harmonic with
a descending run.
Lesson 2 - Exercise 2
- slow loop
Lesson 2 -
Exercise 2 - fast loop
Michael: Now let's break these
down into licks that follow the progression, our first lick is in E
This lick has a cool sound, Dick Dale has the sound in his recent music as well.
You can play the same lick on the A string when the chords of the progression
changes to the IV.
Same lick, now try playing along with this jam track that uses the I and
Lesson 3 - Lick
2 & 3 - Slow Loop
Lesson 3 - Lick
2 & 3 - Fast Loop
Now you can play the progression using B,
C, D, D# to end the phrase, what you'll play is a series of major
Using the same string but different scale?
Actually using the 6th, 5th and 4th
strings, same pattern though while you move positions on the neck. Now you can
play the entire progression using the jam tracks.
Jam Track 3
Jam Track 3 -
Track - Full Progression
Michael: The last
jam track shows how all the parts come together. Time to go class, see you next lesson.