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Free Lesson

Pedal Point Exercise

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This lesson is from Speed Kills 1 by Michael Angelo Batio. It teaches a melodic sequence from MAB’s album Planet Gemini. This was originally played on acoustic guitar but sounds great on electric.

This exercise demonstrates the pedal point technique for guitar. The term “pedal point” originated from the sound of an organ pedal repeating a single note. This technique is quite common in classical music, especially classical music featuring an organ. When performing the “pedal point” technique on guitar you simply repeat a single note while alternately playing a melody against the mono tone.

Watch Michael’s fingering closely. It’s a bit of a stretch to reach these notes. So, proper fingering is important. Notice a slight change in fingering at the end of the phrase.

MIchael Angelo Batio

This Free Lesson is Part of MAB’s Speed Kills 1 Course

Speed Kills 1 was first released in October of 2014. It represents the most extensive revision to the Speed Kills series in over twenty years. For a comprehensive description of this revision, please review the Speed Kills Package description.

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