Watch the The Men in Black online guitar lesson by Angus Clark from Essentials: Neoclassical Rock Soloing

Please pay close attention to the picking hand during this exercise. I, like a lot of players, very often make inconsistent choices about how I pick. For certain techniques however, a specific choice about how to pick your way through the passage will unlock the whole thing for you.

Also please take note of my decision to switch pickups. I'm usually not a fan of momentary pickup selection changes - I think it can be distracting if it's done too often. In this case, it corresponds to a change in register.

On the left hand, the second set of arpeggios features me releasing the notes in order to create clarity. If you hold the notes down and let them ring into each other, you lose the melodic effect that we're going for in this example.