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Shredding Baby Steps – Up 3 Down 1 Pattern

By Darren DeFranco


Hello friends!

We hope you’ve been enjoying these pentatonic patterns! They make for great exercises to increase technique and speed and they sound cool too! We’ve got another common one today, this one enjoyed greatly by guitarists like Jimmy Page. It’s the venerable 3 up 1 down pattern.

So take it slow, and let’s get started!


Use a metronome and practice this pattern at a slow speed at first, maybe play quarter notes at 70bpm. As a goal, try to get it up to 80bpm before moving on!


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