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How Yngwie Malmsteen builds solos

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, In : yngwie malmsteen 

I did an analysis of the Yngwie Malmsteen song Black star from he's debut album and this is what came up.
It's kind of weird that Yngwie was always accused of just playing fast, because actually I would say that the solo's I analysed was closer to something like 70 percent melody and then only 30 percent fast licks. So in this video I will show you how
Yngwie typically builds a solo

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Kill with the Pentatonics - Super imposing

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, December 19, 2018, In : how to improvise 

What we do is actually improvise over a chord that is not there, it sounds crazy but thats the idea, so here we improvise over an A minor chord but for the Super imposing part we use a D Pentatonic scale giving us the flat sixth. 

Now you might say that we get that note anyway if we use a natural minor or Harmonic minor or Melodic minor scale. But if we want to keepour Pentatonic sound and also in this case our Pentatonic chops we do it this way, see the video to get a better idea...
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The Tapping Revelation

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, In : Guitar Tapping 

Two ways of playing the Pentatonic scale using Tapping, the first way is to play the Pentatonic scale as a three notes per scale pattern and then adding one note as Tapping, using this way you play a new pattern on every other string.

The other way is to play the good old Pentatonic pattern you may know using two notes per string, then the cool thing is that the pattern you would play on every other string, in this case the A, G and high E string you add to the same string using a two note Ta...
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No holds barred soloing

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, In : how to improvise 

How to work chops into your soloing in a natural way

Here I will show you a great way to work your techniques and chops into your improvised solos so it sounds like the most natural thing in the world and not composed at all.
Check out the video for that and more soloing tips
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Alternate picking enlightenment

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, November 29, 2018, In : Alternate Picking 

Make sure you drill all the situations that you will ever face when you are using the technique for improvising and not just one little detail in the technique.
Obviously you can do both as long as you dont exclude the all the different aspects of the technique, get more into detail
in the video
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