I’m taking a little break from strict USX and trying a tricky riff from Haken’s song The Architect. I have some questions and I found this video by their guitarist where he plays the riff:
It’s a Maj7 arpeggio riff that isn’t impossibly fast, but challenging to get clean. As far as I understand, it’s DBX. Has anyone played stuff like this and what could I try to focus on while working on this riff?
Charlie’s form also looks interesting to me. Not sure if I’m analyzing it fully correctly, but I tried replicating it and holding the pick in a trigger grip like that feels surprisingly solid to me. He seems to have a good bit of thumb overlap. He looks fairly supinated, and his picking motion looks like mostly wrist with some forearm.
Can anybody tell what clockface movements is he making during the Maj7 riff and the whole-tone runs that are in between the riff arpeggios?