John Petrucci’s Psycho Chromatic Exercise

Chromatic exercises are great for technique.  This one is from John Petrucci’s Rock Discipline instructional video. 

JP chromo

If you play it a couple time it might sound familiar.  It is in fact the same exercise from one the the famous psycho videos.  Here it is if you have forgotten about it. Also make sure to check out my lesson on John Petrucci alternate picking riffs.

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2 Responses

  1. haha, insane riffs. I’m confident i could do it.

    “Here’s some advice, kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself.”

    Very cool blog, keep it up.

  2. Nice, I remember playing this exercise down at the fifth fret RELIGIOUSLY, back when i first discovered Petrucci.

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