Guitarists of Ozzy|
|What you learn:
Exercises - Scales, Runs, Triads|
|Teacher: Michael Johnson|
Michael: Here are some essential warm-ups you can
practice to prepare you for playing om the styles of Ozzy's guitarists; Randy Rhoads,
Jake E Lee & Zakk Wylde. Many of these licks are based in the A minor scale
and F# Diminished scale patterns. Practice this scale a few times ascending and
Now try playing a sequence of triads within this scale
Now we'll break these triads into hammer/pull-off licks. Try practicing these
licks a few times.
Now we'll apply this hammer/pull-off lick throughout the triad pattern you played
Try building up to the speed in this video over time.
Triad Hammer/Pull-off exercise 2
Now try this Hammer/Pull-off pattern.
Hammer/Pull-off Run 1
Now let's move to the F# Diminished pattern using the 1, b3, b5, bb7 of the
Take your time and slowly build up your speed on each of these exercises. It
takes patience, but this will help your overall finger dexterity and hand
strength, thus allowing you to play the following lessons with more ease. Visit
these exercises often and you'll notice quite an improvement in your playing and
speed. Continue on with the lessons!