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Disco Shred

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, In : Economy Picking 

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Really fast Blues or Joey Tafolla style

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, January 20, 2019, In : blues shred 

In this new video I show you how to implement a really cool Bluesy lick into your improvising over a Dominant chord, its also quite inspired from one of my early inspirations, Joey Tafolla

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Vinnie Moore's Legato Conjuring

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, January 5, 2019, In : vinnie moore 

Here's some of the techniques that Vinnie Moore uses to get he's sweet sound. The combination of legato and whammy bar is some of what I consider being Vinnie's sound, I know he probably did not invent the idea but its a big part of he's sound, especially on the older albums. Also presented in the video are some ideas to get a real smooth legato sound like Vinnie
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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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How Tony Macalpine does it

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, December 30, 2018, In : tony macalpine 

Here's a typical Tony Macalpine approach to improvising. I always know Tony Macalpine's sound when I hear the combination of sweep picking arpeggios tapping and bends, specifically the bends is so much he's sound. I did a little analacys of he's improvised soloin the song poisened cookies which is a live song he does found on youtube
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What would Yngwie Malmsteen do

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, In : yngwie malmsteen 

Yngwie Malmsteen's approach to solo using the Natural minor. I did a little analyzis of the track Brothers from the Yngwie album Seventh sign, it's an instrumental if you don't already know it.

It's Not a note for note solo but more a video showing you what Yngwie does in this situation to get the sound he has, whats awesome about  that is that you don't learn he's licks but more how to develop your own way of playing Neo Classical Shred guitar. Remember to click the  lick under the video if...
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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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Alter your sweep picking for beginners

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

In this video I will give you a quick way to ad extra notes to a simple triad so it becomes sevenths and major sevenths.
This is a lesson for beginners so if you are new to sweep picking tapping then this i s a good place to start or if you have never thought about the theoretical side to them then you may enjoy this too 
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Simple alternate picking trick to melt peoples faces

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, December 16, 2018, In : Alternate Picking 

Inspired from a non shredder. I have an old friend who is not a shredder at all but in all the bands he's been playing in is he still the one to take the solos and I noticed a lot of people are inpressed with them even though he never really 
studied the guitar for soloing using scales and arpeggios but he found a simple thing that always works for him when he wants to impress.

So he has this short little alternate picking phrace he does every time he needs to intensify the solo and it works l...
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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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What's the deal with 8 finger tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, December 6, 2018, In : 8 Finger Tapping 

It's absolutely a valid question to ask since it seems very much over the top to play 8 finger tapping.
The first thing that comes to mind that makes this a valid technique is the sound that is not really possible to get without using this technique.

If you have been using basic tapping before you will also see that the technique makes you able to play stuff you would not have done with other techniques. Some people will say that its possible to do the job just with legato but its a ridiculou...
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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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Turbo Techniques

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, In : how to practice 

Build a strong foundation

Imagine that you are trying out as the new guitar player in
a new band or you need to show your skills that kills somewhere
maybe in a guitar shop or if you are improvising a solo with a band.

Then you seriously need some kick ass chops that work every time
so here in this video I get into a topic that can get you the gig in the
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Super charge your results

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, November 18, 2018, In : how to practice 

It's so simple
Its all about results and often we forget that to get results we need to be a little more exclusive in what we practice instead of trying to learn everything at the same time.

Of course you should at some point learn all the techniques you want to master but not everything at the same time.

What kicks us in the butt to practice and makes the process so much more fun is the results so instead of trying to learn everything now, let's focus on just one thing at the time and get resul...
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Extreme Sweep Picking 8 Finger Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, November 1, 2018, In : sweep picking 8 finger tapping 

This is sweep picking combined with 8 finger tapping and to be able to do this properly you have to learn and master the technique where I slide the pick up the thumb using my index finger, this movement enables you to use all four fingers on each hand to do the 8 finger tapping technique. This is obviously not an easy technique but its a technique I developed many years ago to combine those two wonderfull techniques, sweep picking and 8 finger tapping

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Ionian #5 sweep picking arpeggio

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 

This is a combination of the Sweep Picking technique and the multi finger tapping technique, but also I play a four notes per string legato pattern on the high E string with my fretting hand and then I tap using the long finger and the ring finger and still keeping the pick between the thumb and index finger

This arpeggio is very specific so it can mainly be used from the sixth step of the Harmonic minor scale

How to practice
If you by any chance already feel relatively comfortabl...
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Extreme Tapping Locrian omit fourth

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, In : extreme tapping 

So this technique is actually the same we make us of in the Major scale and Dorian and Phrygian Extreme Tapping lick we did the last few times, we just change the major third into a minor third and change the ninth or second into a flattened and use the index finger for this of course, this way get the Locrian, then this new pattern in the tapping hand makes sure we get the flattened fifth and omits the fourth, the two whole steps in the tapping hand also gives us the flattened sixth and...
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Dorian Extreme Tapping Omit Seven

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, September 27, 2018, In : extreme tapping 

So this technique is actually the same we make us of as the Major scale Extreme Tapping lick we did last time, we just change the major third into a minor third and this way get the Dorian scale except for the seventh note of the scale but other than that its the same fingering I make use of and the same technique

This technique is something I invented because I wanted to use as many fingers as possible for tapping but still keeping the pick between my index finger and thumb. Th...
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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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