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The habits that ensures fast alternate picking

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, January 24, 2019, In : Alternate Picking 

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Cobra turbo alternate picking

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, December 1, 2018, In : Alternate Picking 


Cobra turbo alternate picking or just high quality fast alternate picking What I refer to with this crazy name "that I got from the movie Cobra, when Stallone is in he's car pressing a turbo button and he's car drives about one percent faster" is to the concept of reaching your top speed and then with force getting just a few percent speed more.
The problem with that, with those very few extra percent you lower the quality of the sound quite a bit, with pop outs and  losing the stamina. So i...
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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 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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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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How To Master The Guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, November 11, 2017, In : how to practice 



How to master the guitar
This is probably a phrace  you heard many times before but it is certainly a concept that is much easier to obtain than you may think and not at all impossible as it may seem. As important is it to understand it can be a wonderfull experience and an enjoyable process once you find you nitch, the road to mastery

Find your voice
The most important thing in mastering the guitar is becoming completely clear about what it is you want to achieve on the guitar and the awesome...
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Easy Scale Licks Implementation

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, January 7, 2017, In : Alternate Picking 


Implementation
Obviously the idea of this video and blog is not the lick in it self but more a concept to use when you are soloing in the scales. And let me just apologize for the old url on the video, the video is not completely new but I find the info and idea very relevant and its some time ago I posted some Alternate Picking lessons. The idea is to take a basic concept or a pattern you want to play within the scale pattern and repeat that in the next or previous scale pattern, this is an e...
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How To Play Fast - what everybody ought to know about playing fast

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : beginner shred guitar 


A simple system that often seem complicated

This video presents to you the do's and dont's of learning to play fast. Learning to play fast is actually simpler than you might think but what you first of all need to know is to cut through all the talk and hype about learning to play fast. I have been teaching guitar for twenty plus years now and again and again I hear students that first come to me talk about stuff they read or saw on the internet that should be the "trick" to learn to play fa...
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Shred Guitar for Beginners Alternate Picking

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, December 26, 2015, In : beginner shred guitar 


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This lesson can be used both by beginners as well as for the advanced player who already are mastering the Alternate picking technique who just want to use the lessopn as a lick. But the video is created in such a way so a beginner will get a success certain way to master the alternate picking technique and more importantly get a way of practicing that will get you to your goal every time you want to learn something new. As I also state in the video its all about the mental game and wi...
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Creative practicing Neo Classical Shred

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, August 31, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


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This lesson is a piece I have had a lot of benefits from practicing now for some weeks. This is the awesome thing about composing a piece that makes use of all the things you want to be able to play in any situation. So for example if you need to work on either your Sweep picking, your Alternate picking or you 8 finger tapping, this could be a good example of a put together piece that will work on those, so identify what you need to work on and put together a cool piece or by all mean...
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Chopin Etude Alternate picking lesson

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, June 21, 2015, In : Alternate Picking 


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The first thing that I need to mention here is that once you have played through the lesson the first time and if you have played Alternate picking through the whole piece you will start over with the opposite type picking stroke. This means that if you started with a down stroke you will play the second time round with an up stroke. This certainly created a few challenges for me, but thats great, this means that you will improve you Alternate picking technique both starting with and up...
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Inspiring Shred Guitar Techniques

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, May 31, 2015, In : sweep picking 8 finger tapping 


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Make sure that you practice the Tapping technique where you tap back and forth between the long finger and the little finger while holding the pick between the thump and index finger because this particular technique can really slow down the rest of this piece. In general the Tapping technique in this whole piece could use some pondering on what fingering will help you achieve perfection and speed as quick as possible. And also make sure that you try to drill especially the Tapping par...
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Effective practicing

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, In : exotic scales 


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Other than a cool little musical piece presenting some interresting scales and modes like Major raised five, Dorian, Locrain and Eight note scale used as a dominant, plus the awesome Major seven raised fifth Arpeggio, this video and blog is about creating a nice and inspiring environment for your practicing. Because if you are like me it can sometimes be a little tough being alone with just the guitar and you racing mind, so what really works great for me and helps me keeping my focus ...
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Creative Shred Guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


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This video is about getting your own creativity flowing regarding shred guitar and shred techniques. I really feel that once I started to create my own licks and sort of created my own techniques like Sweep picking 8 finger tapping and Sweep picking combined with Extreme and Advanced Tapping I became much more creative and what was awesome about that was also that it gave me many more reasons to practice as much as possible. Im not saying that no one else was doing this in the world, b...
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Neo classical shred guitar lesson 3

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, April 25, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


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This is the third contribution to the Neo Classical Shred guitar lessons or Neo Classical Metal lessons that I have been creating in this period and it is the full pice so there's a lot of Tablature in this one. This one is in a way a little more basic because I only use Sweep picking triads and Alternate picking in six tuplets. There's a lot going on in the backing track so I hope you can still hear whats important, the guitar. There are a few points that does not start on a downbeat w...
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Harmonic minor Alternate picking speed

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, March 29, 2015, In : Alternate Picking 


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In a way this is just a simple Alternate picking lesson, but again there's so much to be able to be fast and clean in the Alternate picking technique. But once you get the fundamentals down in the technique you are able to play fast in everything that is build from the scales with the three notes per string concept, that's also the reason that it looks so easy for the players who really master the Alternate picking technique and who has a strong basis in the three notes per string concep...
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Neo Classical Capricci 2

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, March 21, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


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Here is the second contribution to the Neo Classical Shred Guitar Caprice. This one makes use of three different invertions of the E minor triad sweep picking arpeggio and also of the Harmonic minor scale in the second and first position. This is again a piece that can easily be divided up into all the sweep picking arpeggios and then also the final sixtuplet alternate picking pattern. Apart from you making faster technical progress on something like this, this is also a really cool ways...
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Neo Classical Capricci 1

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, March 21, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


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Do you love it ? Well I do ! This little caprice kind of thing is in the key of B minor and is obviously executed in the Harmonic minor scale so if you dont know the seven scale positions in the harmonic minor scale then it is definitively a great contribution to learn stuff like this because it will give you a great over all view of the patterns that´s going on in stuff like this. I find that if im learning stuff that is making use of patterns like scales and arpeggios I know then I le...
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Alternate picking Paul Gilbert style

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, March 12, 2015, In : paul gilbert 


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Shred Guitar Lessons in Alternate Picking Three notes per string like Paul Gilbert and even using the ideas and concepts in your own playing. In this video I give you the tools to start doing just that

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Paganini Alternate picking speed lesson

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : Alternate Picking 


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This little piece I use as an Alternate picking technique lesson is taken from the Nicolo Paganini masterpiece Moto Perpetuo. Mind you, Moto Perpetuo exists in more than one version so you might even have heard a different version than this

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Paul Gilbert Shred Guitar Alternate Picking

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, March 16, 2013, In : Alternate Picking 


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Shred Guitar Lessons in Alternate Picking Three notes per string like Paul Gilbert and even using the ideas and concepts in your own playing. In this video I give you the tools to start doing just that

Tablature 


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