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Sage's Recital - Shooting Star Solo

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, December 9, 2016, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


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This piece of music is taken from the latest (as of this moment) Sage's Recital album titeled The Winter Symphony. It features myself on Guitars, bass and Orchestrations, Jakob Vand on Drums and John West on vocals and Fabio Lione as well on vocals. This solo is a lot of fun to play because it features both some strong melody as well as some pretty cool Shredding

Techniques
A few of the notable techniques worth paying some extra attention to is the bendin lick on the G string, here you nee...
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Blues Shred Arpeggios

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, In : blues shred 


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It's obviously not often that you would use sweep picking Arpeggios in a standard Blues, but you can absolutely get the sweet benefits of the Blues sound in almost everything else, so here are a standard Blues Vamp using four note Dominant arpeggios with added the minor thirds or raised ninths if you will into the Major seven Arpeggios which is a typical "trick" that are one of the "building stones" of creating the Blues sound. As I also state in the video its extremely important that ...
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Extreme Legato and Improvisation

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, In : Legato Guitar Lessons 


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This lick is really extreme to the max because it makes use of the Pentatonic scale which has some quite large stepsand played with four notes per string and string skipping. I actually think it makes it a little easier to play little sequences between two patterns and it can also help you to do repetitions on each pattern. I also strongly suggest that you warm up your hand for stuff like this to make sure the quality of the notes is good because if you dont then you might experience tha...

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Blues Shred Improvisation

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

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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 


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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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Shred Guitar Lessons

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, March 15, 2013, In : Legato Guitar Lessons 


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Thats what I call a shred guitar players wet dream ! playing extreme shred guitar in front of a large crowd - beautifull !! Well, apart from the fun little idea to make this into a video, the lick I present is also totally killer, its a Pentatonic Legato and also combined with tapping with three fingers. Lets just dive into the different aspects of the lick. The first challenge you might be facing if you are note used to it is the three string skips, first between the first three notes p...

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