String skipping is taken from Flamenco guitar technique – it simply means playing scales and arpeggios by missing out one or more strings. The epic Flamenco guitarist Paco De Lucia used the technique, but rock players such as Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Paul Verheyen, and Vinnie Moore have used it too. The purpose is to be able to create large musical intervals quickly and easily without the need for position shifts. It can also help your soloing to break out of the box shapes and ruts it may find itself in from time to time.
As always, below the YouTube video you’ll find the backing track to play along with, and below that, the tablature. Aren’t I nice?!
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