This Micro Lesson works across a quick Double-Picking Guitar Riff in the key of "E Minor."
The riff is applying the common sound of "Double-Picking." This involves performing almost every note found within the structure of the riff twice. With each note getting played two times we really pump up the feel of the part and generate a very driving feel at the same time.
The riff in our example is from the key of, "E Minor." It begins upon the low open 6th guitar string and moves across several tones of the "E" Minor Pentatonic Scale.
The idea for this riff focuses on the center area of the fingerboard with frets 5th through 9th being our range up to the 4th string. Watch for the hold of the 7th fret "E" tone over the bar line into second measure.
Take your time developing speed as this type of playing requires a very concise picking hand to be able to track the notes when double-picking the part. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 223: "E Minor" Double-Picking Riff