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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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How to use all your fancy chops

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, January 10, 2019, In : how to improvise 


In this video I show you a simple way to start making use of all your material. 
So if you have a bunch of licks that you can play but never make use of when you improvise or solo you MUST check out this video

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How to make the Pentatonic scale an Altered scale

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, December 21, 2018, In : how to improvise 


This time we go nuts with the Pentatonic scale, so much so we get what can be called an Altered scale.  You may ask what an Altered scale is? an Altered scale is one which all the notes are altered either

raised or flattened and this Pentatonic scale is just that except for the minor third and the seventh, so we end up with the flat ninth, raised eleventh and flat thirteenth or sixth


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How to change your sound with Pentatonics - Super imposing

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, December 20, 2018, In : how to improvise 


Did you check out the lessons, yesterday ? we are continuing the concept of super imposing today but moving the Pentatonic scale so we now get a flattened ninth to enjoy in our Pentatonic scale, and nothing is  changed in the pattern, see how easy it is in the video


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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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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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String skipping to learn scales and create melody

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, November 25, 2018, In : how to practice 


Using this system helps you in more than one way
Hey hey ! using the string skipping technique or what ever you
wanna call it to get a really strong over view of the scales not only
makes you able to master your scales in the best possible way, it
also makes you play in a more interresting way keeping you from
sounding like "and you do" sound like you just play a scale from one
end to the other
So to sum it all up, In this video I give you a lesson that both makes
you learn the scale patterns fast...
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Alternate picking improvisation

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : how to improvise 


About
This video is a little different than the chops I have posted and the only reason I created the tablature for it is only so you can see exactly what I did. I also need to say that this is of course not a lick that is extremely interesting but the system to create it is extremely useful and interesting. So now that you have seen what I do I really encourage you to start using the system yourself and create som really cool runs and licks that fits well into the scale patterns because it th...

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Blues Shred Improvisation

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : how to improvise 

About
This lick is composed from the B minor Blues scale but played all legato style and three notes per string style. I actually see the lick from the first position of the Blues scale which is B minor but I connect it with the B natural minor which shares notes with D major which is the key of the song so this way I can easily make my way to the lick I actually create the melodic side of the soloing from the B natural minor. The other thing which is really cool in this system is to combining...

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Extreme Pentatonic Improvisation

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : how to improvise 


About
Here is a Pentatonic lick played shred guitar style three notes per string completely legato and also to a jamtrack so you can here how it sounds in a musical situation. Added to this lick also some string skipping which is sometimes necessary when you play pentatonic three notes per string style. 

Improvising
To impliment this lick into an actual improvisation situation I made a system that makes it easier to do this. In this particular lick even though the lick is pentatonic I analyze it...

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Extended Major seven Arpeggios plus improvising

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : how to improvise 

Tablature



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