Not only will this exercise get your fingers moving, but it will get your brain moving too.
There’s something very cool about a sudden shift in the music that throws the listener for a moment, followed by a return to the groove.
This approach offers an economical way to cover a lot of fretboard ground while broadening the availability of notes within a given position.
Learn a few different examples of rhythm-guitar ideas that jump around harmonically and also feature the incorporation of suspended chords.
This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.
These string-skipping techniques will help you nail some fast alternate- and sweep/economy-picked phrases.
Learn a double-picking technique Jake E. Lee used to great effect during his time with Ozzy Osbourne.
Walk the line between playing only single notes while also outlining “wide” chord voicings via the use of arpeggios.