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Moving Across the Fretboard in Unusual Ways to Produce Unique Runs

Over the years, people have noticed that when I play certain runs, my fingers move in the opposite direction of the notes that they hear.For example, as my fret hand moves up the fretboard, the sequence of notes that is heard descends (and vice versa). For this column, I’ve put together a few runs that demonstrate this unusual approach as applied to both ascending and descending patterns.This... …

John Petrucci Tries to Break Ernie Ball’s New Paradigm Strings

Last week we shared a video of Paul Gilbert (and his power drill) attempting to break Ernie Ball’s new Paradigm strings. Today we’re back with another clip featuring the latest contestant to step up to the challenge: Dream Theater's John Petrucci.Can Petrucci snap one of Ernie Ball’s new ultra-durable Paradigm strings? Find out for yourself below.According to Ernie Ball, Paradigm represents the... …