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This track is pure E Ionian, shred on the Major pentatonic scale
Frank Zappa style... you know, like "without a comma" this track is very loosely based on a section of "Peaches En Regalia": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGQxI0G6mKk
① Keep it simple, and repeat good ideas and sounds you like.
② Try to play what's in your head, not what you're looking at (like those chord grids up there) or what your fingers have "memorized".
③ Be expressive! Try to add hammer-ons, string rakes, palm mutes, pull-offs, bends, slides, vibrato, or whammy bar to as many notes as you can! Listen to the pros, I guarantee that's what they're doing, unless they're shredding at a million notes a second.
④ Most importantly: Learn some useful vocabulary! You must either copy some phrases from someone else, or come up with your own phrases to play. Music is a language with MANY dialects - you MUST learn the basics of the language to sound good, AND a the idiosyncrasies of the dialect to sound hip! That, or you're some kind of genius who automatically knows what do do (doubtful) so don't be lazy! Learn some basic blues licks, they will take you far! I learned some Dave Gilmour and Jimi Hendrix licks 20 years ago and I still play 'em all the time!
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My name is Renzo, I make these tracks. I'm a guitar teacher, touring musician and music producer from the great city of Oakland, California. If you want to know a little more about me, check out my website: http://staianomusic.com/. Please SUBSCRIBE, I upload at least once a week so don't miss out!
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