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Extreme Tapping Major Scale

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, September 21, 2018 In : extreme tapping 

So this lick or scale is one of my ultimate trademark licks that really got my playing going and it can for you too. Once you get a hold of this baby you will be able to shred like a maniac for sure

This is sort of a Ionian scale but it can also work as a dominant scale since there is no seventh in it, so its a complete major scale with no seventh and therefore you can use it either as a Ionian scale also called the major scale or you could use it as a dominant step scale, or a mix...
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Advanced stunt sweep picking tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 In : Sweep Picking Tapping 

Here is one of my all time favorites, I have been using this lick and alikes for many years now, both for improvising and composed solos since the early nineties. So here I will give the technique to you

This row of arpeggios is three different inversiens of A minor, its triads and then I add some extra notes using multi finger tapping, the notes being E, G and A in the first inversion which is just the seventh added to the sweep picking triad arpeggio. then the next inversion mak...
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Insane Shred Techniques 2

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, August 9, 2018 In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


Here's the second idea in the insane shred techniques series, to be honest the first one may be more advanced and technical to you and require more stretching plus mastering or be familiar with 8 finger tapping but what are you gonna do. 
This one is a sweep picking tapping lesson descending, what makes it particularly interesting is that it descends with slides on the A string which is definitively a new concept

How to play this technique
This is a C# minor arpeggio in three different inv...
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Insane Techniques example 1

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 In : sweep picking 8 finger tapping 

How to play the techniques

So after a long hiatus from this blog I'm back with some fun and inspiring ideas. This here is a sweep picking 8 finger tapping idea where I make use of all the notes on the guitar, from the open low E to the E on the twenty fourth fret on the high E string.

To be able to do this you have to make use of my trade mark technique where I slide the pick up my thumb to be able to play with four fingers on the tapping hand, and I'm combining this with a four note pattern o...
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Alternate Picking The Secret Technique

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, February 18, 2018 In : Alternate Picking 

Alternate picking - the secret technique
Obviously its not a secret, the inside outside technique, but what im presenting to you here is a very sxrutinized look at what exactly goes on when you play alternate picking and giving you a example on how to clean up your sound with a specific way of practicing

Why does my alternate picking sound like crap?

Some of the explanation could be what im describing in the video because as I also have noticed that even some great guitarsists has this problem...
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Alternate Picking Help

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, February 11, 2018 In : Alternate Picking 

Alternate picking
A large part of developing the perfect Alternate Picking technique is a numbers game, and few people ever develop a good enough technique making them able to play really fast and clean alternate picking.

How to practice alternate picking
Once you are one hundred percent sure that you are playing the alternate picking correctly, you know you always without exceptions play an up stroke after playing a down stroke and vice versa and all the other little but critical elements, for...
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Alternate picking secrets part 2 and the hidden dampening technique

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, January 20, 2018 In : Alternate Picking 

Palm mustin

Palm muting as commonly known by most guitar players out there and in many a situation palm mustang is just great and also enough to get the job done, for example for rhythm playing and lines of hammer on's and pull off's. but to get that clean alternate picking sound that we know and love palm muting just is not enough, so we need something extra to clean the sound up thoroughly

The hidden technique

So if you have whatched the complete video you will discover that to clean up your ...
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Alternate picking secrets

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, January 13, 2018 In : Alternate Picking 

Perfect technique enables speed

In order to get the speed up in any technique you need to have the best leverage to get there, you will never be fast and clean without great technique. 
So how do you find out if you have great technique? its quite simple really, do you play fast AND clean? if you can't give a loud and proud YES to this question then you probably don't have great technique. 

The first alternate picking secret revealed

So the first step to get great technique is as I explain in t...
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Sweep picking secrets part 2

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, January 6, 2018 In : sweep picking 


One of the things you can take from this video other than the knowledge of the problem of the advancing nature of the sound when you ascend and descend the pick on the strings which you need to be aware of when you practice sweep picking that you don't get cheated by that and start practicing and really monitor closely if you can hear each and every note.

Is to combine another technique that you are contempt with so you can sort of split test the sweep picking with that, as I do for e...
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Sweep Picking Secrets 1

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, December 29, 2017 In : sweep picking 

The barring and rolling technique

So one of the totally crucial techniques you need to master to be able to play even a satisfying sweep picking arpeggio is the barring technique, but evidently not just barring, you need to drill what I also call the rolling technique or rolling barr technique. So if you are barring three strings with one of your fingers, then as the arpeggio progresses up or down, that finger which is rolling needs to be able to play one note and leaving the remaining two out...
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