Here are some ideas using the legato technique. Legato is an Italian word meaning smooth and connected. The idea with these exercises is to only pick when you are switching strings. In other words, only pick the first note you play on any string.
Some form of sweep picking exists in almost every style of guitar playing. Some great players who employ this technique are Frank Gambale, Jason Becker, and Yngwie Malmsteen. The idea behind the technique is to keep the pick moving in one
Check out this alternate picking exercise. The exercise is actually several exercises using different combinations or finger orders with the fretting hand. The idea is to use pick strokes that alternate down, up, down, up. The best way to
Sequencing is a technique that many musicians employ to break up the monotony of playing scales straight up and down. In addition, the technique can be used to create longer lines. The way I like to think of it is to play a group of notes (usually