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Browsing Archive: December, 2017

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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Another Trick That Makes You Practice Consistently

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, December 18, 2017, In : how to practice 


Take what you already know and get the most out of it

As you can also see in the video I take some techniques that I already know and bunch them together to a new and fun pattern. What I also do is I identify what techniques or patterns I need to work on and make sure they become a part of the new piece I practice. So for me for example I want to practice some descending alternate picking and also a few triad arpeggios that always needs attention to stay on the edge.

Chances are that you at s...
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The Trick That Makes You Practice Consistently

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, December 9, 2017, In : how to practice 



Good discipline versus bad discipline

One of the so called tricks I used to make myself practice all the time when I was developing my chops back in the days was using discipline, but I know I have been preaching that discipline will not last and creates a lot of stress, that being said I came to think of what awesome things discipline can produce which is to create the freedom later after chosing whats right for you in this moment if you want to be the greatest guitar player you can be

The "tr...
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Arpeggio Study Part 3

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, December 3, 2017, In : music theory 



Stacking the Arpeggios to the max

Remember to watch the two previous instalments of Arpeggio study before watching this to get the deepest possible insights on the theory of Arpeggios unless you are already up to date on the Triads and the theory of Inversions. 

The Major seven

So this time we are going to continue from where we left off with the Triads, the theory you may know by now is that we take every other note in the scale that we work with, and in the example I'm using I work in the C M...
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