Need help with this song!

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  1. classicalmetal24

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    Hi guys and girls, so right now I am learning a new song on guitar, I only have the solo left to master and I will be able to play the song in its entirety. The problem is one section in the solo that is preventing me from mastering the whole song, I'll put a link here so you can see which part it is, it's the string skipping he does.

    https://youtu.be/L3u7OaTIFNk?t=8m37s

    I can play it cleanly at 130bpm, but unfortunately that's not fast enough, and I seem to not be able to play it cleanly any faster than that... There must be something fundamental that I am missing in regards to string skipping. I just don't get it, it's a little frustrating as well.

    Anyone advice would be appreciated, thank you!
     
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    Not sure if bumps are allowed.
     
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    i cant play that so i cant really help you on this specific song.

    as for the string skipping part i would use hybrid picking as its much easier to master than alternate picking like Petrucci usually does.

    and for the hybrid picking there are a couple of videos from Marshall Harrison that ive found very useful, like this one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNbrqrAY0g0
     
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    Interesting video, thanks.
     

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