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Showing Tag: "sweep picking tapping" (Show all posts)

Phrygian Dominant Sweep Picking

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


Technique
This is a combination of a traditional sweep picking arpeggio triad where I ad some really cool legato hammer on and pull off combined with some advanced tapping on the high E string making this into a phrygian dominant arpeggio omit the seventh. Of course you can ad the A making it a complete Harmonic minor scale fifth step by for example sliding the pinkie two frets up on the high E string and back again

How to use this
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Advanced stunt sweep picking tapping

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


About
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

Theory
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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Insane Shred Techniques 2

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, August 9, 2018, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 



About

Here's the second idea in the insane shred techniques series, to be honest the first one may be more advanced and technical to you and require more stretching plus mastering or be familiar with 8 finger tapping but what are you gonna do. 
This one is a sweep picking tapping lesson descending, what makes it particularly interesting is that it descends with slides on the A string which is definitively a new concept

How to play this technique
This is a C# minor arpeggio in three different inv...
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Chopin Etude No. 12 op. 25 Shred Guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, June 18, 2017, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


About
This lesson is taken from Chopin's 12 Etudes Opus 25 not to be mistaken from Opus 10. Its just parts of it but still very enjoyable. Regarding the technique, as I also explain in the video I use the Sweep picking technique with the pick using my thumb and index finger, this enables me to use my long finger and little finger to use the Taping technique and play the final notes of the Arpeggios. Regarding the Diminished sevent Arpeggios I use the Hammer on and Pull off Technique combined w...
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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

Techniques
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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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Blues Shred Sweep Picking Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, In : blues shred 


Theory
So this is obviously a blues lick and by the way sorry for the late blog text. Its such a cool lick, I myself have started to work it into my improvisation where it ultimately belongs. The way to start working it into your playing is to pay attention to when you reach the second mode of the Major scale, or if you think of it as being in the fifth position from the A string of course which is of course theoretically more correct since thats the Mixolydian step which is Major with the low...
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Advanced Sweep Picking Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About Scales
This lesson is all about four note Arpeggios and in this case the A Major seven and the E Dominant seven, as I explain in the video you can easily incorporate it into the A major scale or of course the Major scale in general, start it from the first step of the Major scale, regarding the technical stuff

Technique
As you can see I combine Tapping using two fingers and in this example I use the long finger and the Little finger, this helps me easily go into the Sweep picking techniqu...
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Sage's Recital - Shooting Star Solo

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


About
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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Complete Fret Board Sweep Picking Arpeggios

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, November 12, 2016, In : 7 string guitar 


Technique and Fingering
In a few of the inversions of the Arpeggios there are some specific fingerings that you need to make use of to be able to play it. In the first Inversiosn make sure you use the ring finger to bar over the low E string and A sting(this is of course the 7 string version of the piece) this makes it possible to use the long finger on the D string and finally the Index and

Fourth inversion
Little finger on the G string to complete the first inversion of the D major Triad Arp...

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Christmas Shred Sweep Picking Tapping Arpeggios

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, December 21, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About

So this is the last lesson of the year and I hope you will enjoy the hollidays. As I explain in the video you can choose to approach this either as quite a few individual licks that you can grab and make use of in your own playing or you can see it as a crazy way to play Last Christmas with Sweep picking Tapping Arpeggios. Even though this is not that fast to make sure you master each technique you will defitnetly have to drill the techniques quite a bit until you get them down. As a...
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Fancy Arpeggios

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


About
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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Sweep picking Tapping Mastery - Chopin Etude 1

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About

This piece is not only to learn an extremely cool Frederik Chopin inspired Etude but also a lesson that takes you through the crucial elements of really mastering a technique to the fullest, in this case Sweep picking combined with Sliding and multi finger Tapping

Step 1
This is the step where you will learn all the fundamentals like getting down all the right notes and the fingering which is an absolute critical part. As well as the picking patterns. This is also the step where you can j...
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Blues Shred Arpeggios

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


About
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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Creative Shred Guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
This video is about getting your own creativity flowing regarding shred guitar and shred techniques. I really feel that once I started to create my own licks and sort of created my own techniques like Sweep picking 8 finger tapping and Sweep picking combined with Extreme and Advanced Tapping I became much more creative and what was awesome about that was also that it gave me many more reasons to practice as much as possible. Im not saying that no one else was doing this in the world, b...
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Neo Classical Shred Guitar Sweep picking 8 finger tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, April 17, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 


About
Hello again, here are yet another Neo Classical Shred Guitar lesson that are a lot of fun both to listen to and to play. I have again chosen to focus on the combination of Sweep picking and 8 finger tapping as well as the 8 finger tapping alone. So I believe that the sliding of the pick up the index finger using the thump is essential to be able to do this technique since its crucial to have access to all four fingers on both hands if you want to play those sweet 8 finger tapping patter...
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Neo Classical shred guitar extreme 8 finger tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, April 10, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 

About
This lick contains a lot of different techniques like Sweep picking, Alternate picking, Legato, 8 finger tapping and combinations of those techniques as well. But in the lesson part I want to concentrate on the Sweep picking 8 finger tapping combination as well as the all out 8 finger tapping part. 

Technique
As I also talk about in the video, playing 8 finger tapping and also the combination os Sweep picking and 8 finger tapping you really need to master the Dampening game bless you want...
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Sweep picking - Tapping - Cross hands technique

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, April 5, 2015, In : stunt guitar 


About
Hey hey ! here is the first new blog post since my old website was hacked and destroyed. As you may know this is the new url where things are going down from now on. I wanted to congratulate that all the old blog posts are up and running again and now with this latest addition to the blog posts you'll get a very short and sweet lick addressing both Sweep picking tapping and my crazy Cross hand technique. Obviously this is not something that is easy to use in improvising and therefore I ...
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Sweep picking advanced Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
Rightyho !! here is once again one of those crazy ass sweep picking triad arpeggios combined with tapping. And in this one I obviously do the sweep picking with the thumb and index finger which then gives me the possibility to tap with the long finger, ring finger and little finger. I want to tell you that it is a good attitude to have towards anything you want to learn that you can easily reach the goal that you have set for yourself but its also important to know that - that being said...

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Sweep picking 8 finger tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, March 27, 2015, In : sweep picking 8 finger tapping 


About
Merry Christmas everyone, heres my little Christmas present for you, it's a Sweep picking 8 Finger Tapping lick which obviously takes a lot of getting used to, but the real reason I make these videos with quite advanced licks is because even though they take a lot of focus and practice I experience that they really inspire in general to play and practice more. Of course if you are a beginner you will also need some more beginner stuff to practice to get some faster results and successes....
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Extreme Sweep picking Tapping plus slides

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Thursday, March 26, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
Here is a very sweet sounding lick in E minor using all three of the minor inversion of the minor triads using a variety of five and six strings. Notice the first inversion might be a little uncommon in the fingering, if thats the case for you, play the root note E as the first note on the A string using the index finger hammering on to the little finger instead. This lick also takes up quite a bit of the fretboard so make sure you are in a key where there's enough space on the fret boar...
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Harmonic minor Sweep picking Tapping advanced

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Monday, March 23, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
This lick is really cool and I have used it quite a lot on my recordings like in Infinity Overture: The Infinite Overture pt.1 and my solo album Sthenic. Its a combination of a minor sweep picking triad and a lot of notes added from the Harmonic minor scale with tapping with three fingers on the right hand 

Technique
One element that to some degree can make a very advanced lick like this seem a little easier is the hammer on´s I do as a help to make the shift between the sweep picking tec...

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Neo Classical Sweep picking Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Friday, March 20, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
Hey there ! here is the first idea of some neo classical shred guitar patterns I want to present to you. it consists of a chord structure which is Im Vm Im I so it is Cm to Gm and back to Cm and ends in C major which is pretty classical sounding. Its a pretty cool pattern that starts off with tapping parts of the arpeggios using both the long finger and little finger. I keep the pick between my thumb and index finger which makes it easier to do the tapping with two fingers. What you need...
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Extreme Guitar

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


About
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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Neo Classical Sweep picking Tapping

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : Neo Classical Shred Guitar 

About
If you have checked out my band Sage's Recital you might notice that the intro lick in this one became the intro in the song "you hold the key" or second song on the Sage's Recital debut album :)

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Sweep picking 8 Finger Tapping Extreme guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, March 15, 2015, In : sweep picking 8 finger tapping 


About
Heres another one of my home made original techniques, the Sweep picking 8 finger tapping technique. If you like this stuff you can check out the Sweep picking 8 finger tapping course on my website or as I also call it The Ultimate Guitar Technique :)

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Stunt guitar

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, March 14, 2015, In : stunt guitar 


About
This is a highly advanced technique I invented years ago where I add Tapping sort of behind the fretting hand, for lack of a better name I call it theCross Hands technique. Added is a sweet Sweep picking Dominant Arpeggio I invented too, I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do
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Sweep picking tapping advanced and easy version

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
This lesson gives you a sure fire way into start using the quite advanced technique Sweep picking Tapping in your own playing and even more importantly when you improvise
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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 


About
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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Sweep picking Tapping technique tutorial

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Saturday, March 7, 2015, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 


About
In this lesson we are going to dig all the way to the bottom of learning first of all how th play Sweep picking, but also how to combine it with Tapping. The focus of this video is also to make a seemingly very technical lick into something that can be grasped by anybody, even beginners. So if you feel you are a newbie at playing guitar or Shred Guitar, dont be fooled by the apperant relative high level of difficulty, because this lesson is also for you. What it takes is some dedication ...
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Sweep Picking Tapping Exotic Arpeggios 2

Posted by Niels Vejlyt on Sunday, March 3, 2013, In : Sweep Picking Tapping 
Sweep Picking Tapping Exotic Arpeggios 2

This is another contribution to the Exotic Arpeggios using sweep picking, tapping. Take note on the quite advanced guitar tapping I do in this video and also the fact that I actually play on the fret board. This is a technique that does take some dedication but it will definitively benefit you in the long run. Good luck !

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