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Shred Academy - Free Guitar Lesson by Fredrik Pihl
and practising scales….. either you love it, or hate it.
But wether you like them or not, you can’t escape the fact
that all solos and melodies are based around a scale of some kind.
this lesson I’m not going to tell you how to alternate pick
your way through a scale as fast as possible, ala Yngwie Malmsteen.
There are plenty of other lessons that will cover that. Actually
this lessons won’t contain any fast playing or shredding
at all, so BEWARE!
when playing a fast run on the neck, players tend to alternate
pick their way through a scale at a fast tempo. Listen to players
like Paul Gilbert and once again Yngwie etc. I am a big fan of
both mr Gilbert and mr Malmsteen. But sometimes I get pretty bored
when I hear solos like that. It’s just a scale being played
from top to bottom (or the other way around) incredibly fast.
Of course it sounds awesome, when you burn your way up a scale,
but most of the times it sounds like a scale…. And nothing
more. Not very musical or exciting in my ears.
this lesson I have tried to give some examples on how to play
scales, but make them sound a bit less ”scale sounding”.
All the examples are based around the C-Ionian (major) scale.
And I’m connecting the notes as usuall, one to the next,
to the next etc.
However, I have changed the octaves a bit to make it different
and more outside – sounding.
at the examples in the transcription to see what’s happening.
Once you fooled around with these examples, try to incorporate
the ideas to other scales as well.