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Monuments Arpeggios

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, March 24, 2017, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 



About these Arpeggios

This piece comes from my new album Concerto, its the third track on the album and is called Monuments, this partucular thing is the intro Arpeggios and represents a lot of different interresting Arpeggios mainly using Sweep picking. We both getu regular triad Arpeggios but also four note Dominant Arpeggios in different inversions, Major seven and diminished sevens plus the really cool Major seven raised fifth from the third step of the Harmonic minor scale

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Blues Shred Techniques

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, January 13, 2017, In : blues shred 


Techniques
This one is pretty cool and makes use of some unorthodox ways of playing sweep picking arpeggios, in this case im playing a D dominant arpeggio, but I play through some new patterns and add Tapping to it. What makes this easyer to utilize is to make sure of a very specific fingering, because you can actually make it pretty much impossible for yourselves if you dont create a specific fingering for your self that you use each and every time, you can of course use mine as I show in th...
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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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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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Fancy Arpeggios

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, August 14, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


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This is a C Major slash A minor Sweep picking, Tapping, Legato and sliding Arpeggios. It's really cool sounding and you can work it into your own playing from the second position of the Major scale, this means that when you are improvising and soloing and you at one point reach the second Scale position and also the G string you can break into this lick. Of course this is in the key of C but it will benefit you to the extreme if you try to use it in other keys, you could skip the 24th ...
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Japanese Scale Arpeggio

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, August 7, 2015, In : exotic scales 


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This is an old lesson from my old channel, but the lick is kinda cool. The thing about the Japanese scale is that it only consists of five notes, and just like in the Pentatonic scale, it pretty much trims all the fat and this way makes sure that each individual note sounds awesome in conjunction with the chord. Regarding the lick that I still call an Arpeggio even though it makes use of all five notes of the scale, but its played using Sweep picking and you still get the Arpeggio type...
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Chopin Etude Alternate picking lesson

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


About

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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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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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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Exotic scales Enigmatic scale Legato lesson

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : exotic scales 


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This lick is composed from the really weird scale called The Enigmatic scale, and the name actually makes a lot of sense because just hearing the scale in itself gives no real clue as to what the root is. But the lick works perfectly as a lick you throw into something that's very harmonic which then will really throw you off for a second because it sounds so out there. Other than that the video is also made in the period where I produced the Mega program about mastering the Legato techni...
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Extreme Tapping Arpeggios combined with Guitar Scales

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, April 2, 2015, In : extreme tapping 


About
This lick is one of my trademarks and what I normally call Extreme Tapping. Its a killer pattern that sounds really extreme once you got the technique down. One of the first things regarding this technique that most people find a little weird is something like starting a lick out with a hammer on which can feel a little awkward in the beginning. The nex thing is to make the string skipping lose the possible breaks between the notes and obviously also the string noise that can happen when...

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8 Finger Tapping scales in 3 octaves

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, In : 8 Finger Tapping 

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8 finger tapping guitar scales three octaves. I play one complete octave of the scale on each string but but because I start and end each string on the same note one octave higher that means I start the next string playing the next note in the scale. So in this case where I play the Ionian scale from the low E string that means that I start the next string which is the G string by playing the second note of the scale and finally when I go to the high E string I start the pattern by playi...

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Basic music theory for all guitarists

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, March 30, 2015, In : music theory 


About
In this video I'm showing you the absolute critical knowledge that all guitarists and musicians in general needs to know to be able to communicate musically with other musicians which then makes you able to play with other musicians and understanding why and how to make the scales, arpeggios and chords work together and also to make a quick analysis of a piece of music just from looking at the chords and then decide what scales to use. 

The little lesson shows you precisely how the chords...

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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 Legato lick 2

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


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Here is the second contribution to the blues scale shred guitar improvisation. This one is in my opinion a little challenging in doing ascending hammer on´s and pull off´s and especially the part where you go from the high E string skip the B string and enter the G string with a continuity of chromatic notes started off with the ringfinger. The reason it takes a lot of effort to make it work is partly because you are trying to pull it off in such small space so not only is it the part...

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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 Guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : stunt guitar 


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I think we can all agree that this extreme guitar lesson is totally and completely over the top. It features a variety of techniques such as Sweep Picking, Legato, tappin and 8 finger tapping and three and four notes per string patterns. I guess you can also see and here that its highly improvised and that is the reason that I did not slow it down. I basically play a E minor sweep picking pattern and the first time I do it I add a four notes per string on the high E string played legato ...
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Dominant arpeggio and scale tapping

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


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Here in this example you will get first of all a really cool way to play a four note arpeggio, it's a Dominant arpeggio using quite a bit of Legato in between this Sweep picking Arpeggio. But you will also learn how to use Tapping to play a scale in a really cool way that does not take up a lot of the freeboard which is often the case when Tapping a three notes per string scale with additional Tapping. In this idea you will usie two fingers to tap, I use the long and ring finger mos...
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Sweep picking 8 finger Tapping beginner lesson

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, In : sweep picking 8 finger tapping 


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This is a great introduction into the combination of Sweep picking and 8 finger tapping, especially because the intervals in the right and left hand are not crazy demanding as they often tend to be in those type of licks, so good luck and shred on !

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Alternate Picking Basics

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : Alternate Picking 


About
I did this video a while ago with the intention of starting a site with only beginner guitar stuff. I saw the video through and I think the video has some important knowledge if you want to learn how to play guitar shred guitar and lead guitar style of course. I go through all the pitfalls I believe there can appear when you want to play fast alternate picking such as where to establish your control of the right arm and hand. The first point of control of the movement actually starts in ...
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8 Finger Tapping Extreme Shred

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : 8 Finger Tapping 


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This lick is really awesome I think, once you get used to tap with all four fingers and play legato with  all four fingers you can produce these long lines of shred guitar phrases. This is a quite long lick that can easily be divided up into smaller licks that are much more easy to incorporate into you own shred vocabulary. This is definetly something I will post videos about in near future so stay tuned. I suggest that you make one or two of the four notes per string patterns into one d...

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8 Finger Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : 8 Finger Tapping 


One of the very important elements in playing 8 finger tapping is to be able to play it without having the surrounding strings buzz making it sound awful in general. When I go from one string to another I make sure that I lower my right hand palm to damp the strings as much as possible. Good luck !

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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

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