Hi. I wanted to share some of the mixed notes-per-string permutations I have been working on. I got these from Paul Gilbert. I took away the hammers and pulls, making every note picked. I also sequenced the chunks ascending horizontally, and descending vertically. I like to practice each permutation sequence starting with both a down stroke and an up stroke. As touched on earlier, Paul does not pick every note in these patterns. He sets up the picking pattern with mix of picking and legato so that every string change uses outside picking. Inside picking is entirely removed. What’s cool is that when you pick every note, depending on if you start with an upstroke or downstroke, sometimes the notes that Paul picks line up perfectly with the pure alternate picking. In other words, the picking patterns Paul uses line up perfectly with pure alternate picking, it’s just some pick strokes are omitted.
I have been practicing these permutations mostly for mechanical purposes, rather than musical ones. My longer term goal is to be able to alternate pick jazz lines using CAGED scales. The sequences do not fit neatly in CAGED scales. However, they don’t seem like a bad place to start for learning the motions necessary to play mixed notes-per-string jazz phrases.