September 2010 - Guitar World

September 2010

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Betcha Can't Play This: John Petrucci's Descending E Mixolydian Run

I begin in ninth position with a fairly compact shape that spans the ninth to 12th frets. At the end of bar 1 and moving into bar 2, the fret hand shifts down two frets and spreads out to cover a four-fret span, from the seventh fret to the 11th. Use your first, second and fourth fingers to fret the notes.