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Odd Man Out: Using Different Meters to Accommodate Your Technique

The following is taken from John Petrucci's classic column, "Wild Stringdom." For our final lesson on chromatics, I thought I'd throw you a little curve and give you a few odd-meter exercises in 5/8. Now you might ask, "Why play anything in 5/8?" Well, I came up with this sequence because it's easier for me to play across the strings. As some of you already know, I use alternate (down-up-down... …